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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Abeshge district, South-central Ethiopia

From: Identification of transmission foci of Schistosoma mansoni: narrowing the intervention target from district to transmission focus in Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency n(%)
Age group 5–10 218(56.0)
11–15 171(44.0)
Sex Male 199 (51.2)
Female 190 (48.8)
Grade 1–4 297 (76.3)
5–8 92 (23.7)
Family size < 5 121 (31.1)
> 5 268 (68.9)
Occupation of household head Farmer 275 (70.7)
Merchant 65 (16.7)
Daily laborer 22 (5.7)
Employed 27 (6.9)
Latrine availability No 38 (9.8)
Yes 351 (90.2)
Latrine use Sometimes 196 (50.4)
Always 193 (49.6)
Drinking water source Protected 355 (91.3)
Unprotected 34 (8.7)
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