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Table 1 Distribution of high risk populations and socio demographic characteristics on prevalence of louse- borne relapsing fever in Bahir Dar city, December, 2012

From: Prevalence and risk factors of louse- borne relapsing fever in high risk populations in Bahir Dar city Northwest, Ethiopia

  High risk populations Total
Yekolotemaries Street children Prisoners
(n = 99) (n = 82) (n = 226) (n = 407)
Characteristic No (%) No (%) No (%) No (%)
Sex     
Male 99 (100) 58 (70.7) 226 (100) 383 (94.1)
Female 0 24 (29.3) 0 24 (5.9)
Total 99 (24.3) 82 (20.1) 226 (55.5) 407 (100.0)
Age groups in years     
11–20 79 (79.9) 27 (32.9) 33 (14.6) 139 (43.2)
21–30 18 (18.2) 16 (19.5) 79 (35) 113 (27.8)
31–40 0 13 (15.9) 50 (22.1) 63 (15.6)
41–50 2 (2) 5 (6.1) 31 (13.7) 38 (9.3)
≥ 51 0 21 (25.6) 33 (14.6) 54 (13.3)
Total 99 (24.3) 82 (20.1) 226 (55.5) 407 (100.0)
Educational status     
No formal 95 (96) 53 (64.6) 95 (42) 243 (59.7)
1–8 grades 4 (4) 25 (30.5) 74 (32.7) 103 (25.5)
9–12 grades 0 2 (2.4) 41 (18.1) 43 (10.6)
*Diploma &above 0 2 (2.4) 16 (7.1) 18 (4.4)
Total 99 (24.3) 82 (20.1) 226 (55.5) 407 (100)
Marital status     
Married 5 (5.1) 7 (8.5) 118 (52.2) 130 (31.9)
Single 93 (94) 44 (53.6) 82 (36.3) 219 (53.9)
Divorced 1 (1) 29 (35.4) 26 (11.5) 56 (13.8)
Widowed 0 2 (2.4) 0 2 (0.5)
Total 99 (24.3) 82 (20.1) 226 (55.5) 407 (100)
  1. Note: n = Total numbers of types of study participants ; Diploma &above = Those who were diploma graduates and above.