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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of community participants (N = 376)

From: Low awareness and common misconceptions about schistosomiasis in endemic lowland areas in Western Ethiopia: a mixed-methods study

Socio-demographic profiles Numbers (376) Percent
Sex
 Male 199 52.9
 Female 177 47.1
Age categories
 12–19 200 53.2
 20–27 114 30.3
 28–35 56 14.9
 36+ 6 1.6
Ethnic group
 Gumuz 312 83.0
 Oromo 52 13.8
 Shenasha 4 1.1
 Amhara 6 1.6
 Others 2 0.5
Educational status of participants
 Primary 222 59.0
 Secondary 58 15.5
 Collage and above 34 9.0
 Not formally educated 62 16.5
Participant Occupation
 Farmer 103 27.4
 Student 225 59.8
 Salaried employee 38 10.1
 Merchant 10 2.7