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Research Article

Prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Four Health Areas of Kisantu Health Zone, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Table 1

Schistosoma mansoni infection and associated factors in the four health areas of Kisantu health zone.

VariablesSchistosoma presenceTotal numberTotal percent value
PositiveNegative
NumberPercentNumberPercent

Gender
 Male5425.515874.521254.80.270.59
 Female4927.812772.217645.2

Age
 10–126633.513166.519750.8
 13–153120.811879.214938.410.640.005
 16–18614.33685.74210.8

Educational level
 Primary9031.719468.328473.2
 Secondary1212.28687.89825.314.430.001
 Not at school116.7583.361.5

Swim/bath in open water
 Never3516.717583.321054.1
 Rarely2631.05869.08421.727.2<0.001
 Always4244.75255.39424.2

Using water from river/lake/stream for domestic use
 Never2624.38175.710727.6
 Rarely3018.013782.016743.019.18<0.001
 Always4741.26758.811429.4

Profession of father
 Farmer7329.7017370.3024663.402.950.09
 Other3021.1011278.9014236.60

Profession of mother
 Farmer8728.8021571.2030277.803.070.08
 Other1618.607081.408622.20

Total10326.528573.5388100.0

Significant association .

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