Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of the 432 blood donors in Durango, Mexico.

Donors studieda

Donors positive for anti-T. gondii antibodies

Characteristic

No.

%

No.

%


Gender

Male

374

86.6

28

7.5

Female

58

13.4

4

6.9

Age groups (years)

18–24

135

31.3

10

7.4

25–34

161

37.3

7

4.3

35–60

136

31.4

15

11

Born in Mexico

Yes

427

99.8

31

7.3

No

1

0.2

0

0

Residence Place

Durango State

424

98.1

31

7.3

Other Mexican State

7

1.6

0

0

Abroad

1

0.2

0

0

Residence area

Urban

304

71.5

20

6.6

Suburban

45

10.6

6

13.3

Rural

76

17.9

5

6.6

Educational level

No education

38

9

6

15.8e

Up to 12 years (College)

295

69.7

21

7.1

13–19 years (Undergraduate)

88

20.8

4

4.5

Graduate

2

0.5

0

0

Occupation

No laborerb

207

48.3

14

6.8

Laborerc

143

33.3

12

8.4

Other/unemployedd

79

18.4

5

6.3

Housing conditions index

Good

215

62.3

16

7.4

Regular

95

27.5

10

10.5

Bad

35

10.1

0

0


aBlood donors with available data.

bNon laborer = Professional, businessman, employee.

cLaborer = Farmer and worker in factory or construction areas.

dOther/unemployed = student and housewife.

eStatistically significant difference among the educational level groups by X2 for trend: p = 0.04.

Alvarado-Esquivel et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007 7:75   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-75

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