Table 1

Baseline comparison of parasitic distribution between rural area and farming area in Zimbabwe.

Variable

Overall

Burma Valley farming area

Nyamaropa rural area

χ2


P. falciparum

Number examined

935

512 (100)

423 (100)

Infected n (%)

143 (15.3)

143 (27.9)

0

0.001

S. haematobium

Number examined n (%)

1279

599 (100)

680 (100)

Infected n (%)

767 (60.0%)

313 (52.3)

454 (66.8)

0.001

S. mansoni

Number examined

1249

577 (100)

672 (100)

Infected n (%)

214 (17.10

131 (22.7)

83 (12.4)

0.001

Hookworms

Number examined

1249

575 (100)

674 (100)

Infected n (%)

137 (11.0)

136 (23.7)

1 (0.1)

0.001

A. lumbricoides

Number examined

1249

575 (100)

674 (100)

Infected n (%)

12 (1.0)

12 (2.1)

0

0.001

T. trichiura

Number examined

1249

575 (100)

674 (100)

Infected n (%)

13 (1.0)

13 (2.3)

0

0.001


Midzi et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:9   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-9

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