Table 1

Characteristics of participants enrolled in leprosy active surveillance and promotion of community awareness in four districts in Malawi
Male Female Total
n % n % n %
Sex 2524 39.8 3814 60.2 6338 100.0
Age (years):
5-14 1106 44.1 1111 29.3 2217 35.2
15-24 397 15.8 888 23.5 1285 20.4
25-34 326 13.0 791 20.9 1117 17.7
35-44 204 8.1 361 9.5 565 9.0
45-54 153 6.1 281 7.4 434 6.9
55-64 139 5.5 204 5.4 343 5.5
65-74 116 4.6 107 2.8 223 3.5
75 or more 66 2.6 43 1.1 109 1.7
All with known age 2507 100.0 3786 100.0 6293 100.0
Marital status:
Currently married 980 74.1 1597 69.3 2577 71.0
Divorced/separated 59 4.5 185 8.0 244 6.7
Never married 264 20.0 350 15.2 614 16.9
Widowed 19 1.4 174 7.5 193 5.3
All with known marital status 1322 100.0 2306 100.0 3628 100.0
District:
Machinga 738 29.2 1478 38.8 2216 35.0
Mangochi 421 16.7 764 20.0 1185 18.7
Nkhotakota 540 21.4 646 16.9 1186 18.7
Salima 825 32.7 926 24.3 1751 27.6
All 2524 100 3814 100 6338 100

Key: n = number of participants in the group, % = percentage.

Msyamboza et al.

Msyamboza et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:12   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-12

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