Table 1: Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants in Semen Bench district, Bench Maji zone, Southwest Ethiopia, June 2018 (n=553).

Variable
Category Total (%)Onchocerciasis status
Positive Negative

Age15-24210(38)3(1.4)207(98.6)
25-34171(30.9)5(2.9)166(97.1)
35-4490(16.3)16(17.8)74(82.2)
≥4582(14.8)11(13.4)71(86.6)
SexMale272(49.1)28(10.3)244(89.7)
Female281(50.9)7(2.5)274(97.5)
EthnicityBench524(94.8)35(6.7)489(93.3)
Others29(5.2)0(0)29(100)
ReligionProtestant496(89.6)32(6.5)464(93.5)
Others57(10.4)3(5.3)54(94.7)
Educational statusIlliterate186(33.6)19(10.2)167(89.8)
Reading & writing & above367(66.4)16(4.4)351(95.6)
OccupationFarmer352(63.7)31(8.8)321(91.2)
Others201(36.3)4(1.9)197(98.1)
Duration of stay in years1-20208(37.8)7(3.4)201(96.6)
21 & +342(62.2)27(7.9)315(92.1)