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Table 2 Demographics and parasitaemia status of Batwa and non-Batwa of Kanungu District, Uganda, July 2013 and April 2014

From: Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasitaemia among indigenous Batwa and non-indigenous communities of Kanungu district, Uganda

Characteristic Total surveyed participants RDT never RDT ever
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Individual characteristics
 Sex n = 749 n = 701 n = 48
  Female 452 (60.35) 423 (60.34) 29 (60.42)
  Male 297 (39.65) 278 (39.66) 19 (39.58)
 Age n = 688 n = 654 n = 43
  Mean 36.60 [95 % CI 35.44–37.8] 36.40 [95 % CI 35.21–37.50] 39.90 [95 % CI 33.50–46.20]
 Ethnic group n = 758 n = 709 n = 49
  Non-Batwa 448 (59.10) 428 (60.37) 20 (40.82)
  Batwa 310 (40.90) 281 (39.63) 29 (59.18)
 Malaria prevention knowledge (avoid bites) n = 755 n = 706 n = 49
  No 588 (77.88) 545 (77.20) 43 (87.76)
  Yes 167 (22.12) 161 (22.80) 6 (12.24)
Household characteristics
 Roof type n = 752 n = 703 n = 49
  Metal/iron sheets 621 (82.58) 577 (82.08) 44 (89.80)
  Grass/thatch/wood 131 (17.42) 126 (17.92) 5 (10.20)
 Own mosquito net n = 755 n = 706 n = 49
  No 331 (43.84) 306 (43.34) 25 (51.02)
  Yes 424 (56.16) 400 (56.66) 24 (48.98)
 Relative wealth n = 728 n = 680 n = 49
  Poorer 50 % 372 (51.10) 338 (49.71) 34 (70.83)
  Wealthier 50 % 356 (48.90) 342 (50.29) 14 (29.17)
Livestock ownership
 Any livestock n = 753 n = 704 n = 49
  No 414 (54.26) 382 (54.26) 32 (65.31)
  Yes 339 (45.02) 322 (45.74) 17 (34.69)
 Chickens n = 754 n = 705 n = 49
  No 556 (73.74) 515 (73.05) 41 (83.67)
  Yes 198 (26.26) 190 (26.95) 8 (16.33)
 Goats n = 754 n = 705 n = 49
  No 521 (69.10) 479 (67.94) 42 (85.71)
  Yes 233 (30.90) 226 (32.06) 7 (14.29)
 Animals inside at night n = 686 n = 637 n = 49
  Never/no animals 533 (77.70) 487 (76.45) 46 (93.88)
  Sometimes/often 153 (22.30) 150 (23.55) 3 (6.12)