Skip to main content

Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population (n = 512)

From: Socioeconomic impacts of elimination of onchocerciasis in Abu-Hamed focus, northern Sudan: lessons after elimination

VariableNumberPercentVariableNumberPercent
Gender (n = 512)Schooling (n = 510)
 Male32162.7 Yes43485.1
 Female19137.3 No6512.7
Marital status (n = 504) No answer112.2
 Married42484.1Education level (n = 509)
 Single7314.5 Secondary school19738.7
 Widow40.8 Primary school18436.1
 Divorced30.6 None6312.4
Age (n = 509) University499.6
 Mean (SD)42.815.7 Adult schooling122.4
Residence in the village (n = 505) No answer40.8
 Mean (SD)35.319.4Main source of income (n = 500)
 Less than  10 years5811.5 No income14028.0
 10 years and above44788.5 Daily/irregular income13927.8
Travel out of the community (n = 498) Farming12525.0
 Yes8517.1 Commerce/self-employed6212.4
 No41182.5 Regular Salary346.8
 No answer20.4Knowledge of Onchocerciasis local name (n = 493)
Onchocerciasis local name (n = 476) Yes47095.3
 Filaria44192.7 No183.7
 Kuntaib286.0 No answer51.0
 Night blindness30.6Identifying the vector (n = 430)
 River blindness20.4 Black fly33377.4
 Ama Aljoor10.2 Mosquito5212.1
 Kurtaib10.2 Fly204.7
Knowledge of the drug distributed (n = 512) Other255.8
 Yes36972.1Onchocerciasis vector local name (n = 360)
 No14327.9 Kuntaib28178.0
Ivermectin distribution ongoing (n = 486) Kurtaib7621.1
 Yes132.7 Filaria20.6
 No47397.3 Small insect10.3