Table 1

Number of schools and girls (total and per school) by delivery strategy and school location in the Mwanza Vaccination Project and in a scaled-up regional program

Class-based

Age-based

All schools



Urban

Rural

Total

Urban

Rural

Total


Vaccination projecta

Vaccinated schools

36

30

66

34

30

64

130

Eligible girls (class 6, age 12)a

1,924

1,428

3,352

1,186

994

2,180

5,532

Fully-immunized girls

Total number

1,461

1,178

2,639

795

777

1,572

4,211

Average per school

40.6

39.3

40.0

23.4

25.9

24.6

32.4

Regional programb

Vaccinated schools

190

1,042

1,232

190

1,042

1,232

N/A

Eligible girls (class 4, age 10)

9,855

54,046

63,901

10,244

56,178

66,422

N/A

Fully-immunized girls

Total number (estimated)c

7,756

42,534

50,290

7,386

40,505

47,890

N/A

Average per school

40.8

40.8

40.8

38.9

38.9

38.9

N/A


aBased on [12], class-based is for class-year 6, age-based is for girls born in 1998.

bBased on [22], class-based is for class-year 4, which is a potential target group for the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program [8]. Age-based is for 10-year-old girls, which is the age group most closely corresponding to class 4.

The number of fully-immunized girls assumes coverage rates as found in the Mwanza HPV Vaccination project for the class-based and age-based arms, respectively. The two Mwanza City districts are urban, the six other districts of Mwanza Region are rural.

Quentin et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:137   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-137

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