Table 1

Characteristics of the overall VL population and VL-malaria co-infected patients, stratified by hospital, Sudan (2005-2010)
Treatment center Gedarif Teaching Hospital Tabarakallah Hospital Al`Azaza Kala-azar Clinic
Total population Co-infected patients Total population Co-infected patients Total population Co-infected patients
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Number of patients 468 18 (3.8) 321 84 (26.2) 497 302 (60.8)
Gender 456 18 321 84 497 302
  Male 280 (61.4) 8 (44.4) 179 (55.8) 49 (58.3) 254 (51.1) 155 (51.3)
  Female 176 (38.6) 10 (55.6) 142 (44.2) 35 (41.7) 243 (48.9) 147 (48.7)
Age 440 15 321 84 492 301
  Median (years) (inter-quartile range) 14.0 (7.0-24.5) 13.0 (9.0-29.0) 10.0 (5.0-18.0) 10.0 (4.2-17.7) 9.0 (3.0-23.0) 9.0 (3.0-23.0)
  0-4 years 68 (15.5) 2 (13.3) 77 (24.0) 21 (29.8) 151 (30.7) 97 (32.2)
  5-9 years 87 (19.8) 3 (20.0) 71 (22.1) 19 (22.6) 99 (20.1) 55 (18.3)
  10-19 years 127 (28.9) 5 (33.3) 99 (30.8) 28 (33.3) 91 (18.5) 59 (19.6)
  20-29 years 89 (20.2) 2 (13.3) 28 (8.7) 6 (7.1) 68 (13.8) 42 (14.0)
  ≥30 years 69 (15.7) 3 (20.0) 46 (14.3) 10 (11.9) 83 (16.9) 48 (15.9)
Season 452 17 321 84 488 297
  Wet season 151 (33.4) 3 (17.6) 124 (38.6) 32 (38.1) 226 (46.3) 131 (44.1)
  Dry season 301 (66.6) 14 (82.4) 197 (61.4) 52 (61.9) 262 (53.7) 166 (55.9)
Duration on-going sickness 433 17 302 82 441 259
  Median (days) (inter-quartile range) 30.0 (15.0-40.0) 30.0 (13.5-76.0) 14.0 (9.0-21.0) 12.0 (7.0-14.0) 30.0 (14.0-61.0) 21.0 (14.0-61.0)

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