Table 2

Community camp-based prevalence of and skin diseases in four districts in Malawi, 2011
All (n = 6338) Male (n = 2524) Female (n = 3814) Age 5–14 years (n = 2217) Age 15 years or more (n = 4076)
% % 95%CI % 95%CI % 95%CI % 95%CI
Fungal skin diseases 8.7 10.2* 9.0-11.4 7.7 6.9-8.5 7.5 6.4-8.6 9.3 8.4-10.2
Eczema/dermatitis 2.9 3.5 2.8-4.2 2.4 1.9-2.9 3.5 2.7-4.3 2.5 2.0-3.0
Leprosy 1.0 1.4 0.9-1.9 0.8 0.5-1.1 0.4 0.1-0.7 1.3* 1.0-1.7
Bacterial skin infections 0.9 1.2 0.8-1.6 0.7 0.4-1.0 1.7* 1.2-2.2 0.5 0.3-0.7
Viral skin infections 0.2 0.2 0.03-0.4 0.2 0.06-0.3 0.3 0.07-0.5 0.2 0.06-0.3
Parasitic skin infection 0.2 0.3 0.09-0.6 0.1 0.0-0.2 0.1 0.0-0.2 0.2 0.1-0.3
Other skin diseases 3.8 3.5 2.8-4.2 3.9 3.3-4.5 2.9 2.2-3.6 4.2 3.6-4.8
All 17.7 20.4* 18.8-22.0 15.9 14.7-17.1 16.5 15.0-18.1 18.2 17.0-19.4

Key: n = number of participants in the group, % = percentage, CI = confidence interval, * statistically significant, p <0.05; male vs female, age 5-14 years vs age 15 years or more.

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