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Table 1 Description of study areas

From: Is there a difference in prevalence of helminths between households using ecological sanitation and those using traditional pit latrines? A latrine based cross sectional comparative study in Malawi

Characteristic Blantyre (urban and rural) Chikwawa (rural)
Area, km2 [36] 2, 012  4, 755 
Population [36] 1, 239, 648 518, 287
Elevation, m [37] 1, 001–1, 500  51–100 
Temperature, °C (average: min–max) [38] 9.9–39.5  10–45.6 
Rainfall, mm (average: min–max) [38] 0–142.7  0–86.4