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Table 2 Demographic data of seropositive patients

From: Seroepidemiololgy of rickettsioses in Sri Lanka: a patient based study

Feature Scrub typhus serology positive Spotted fever serology positive
   Mean age 15.4 ± 18.1 20.2 ± 20.3
   Male 49% 49%
   Commonest occupations of the adult patients Males Farmers (48%) Males Estate workers (45%)
  Females Housewife (60%) Females Housewife (55%)
   Commonest parental occupation in patients ≤ 20 years Farming (35%)* Estate workers (31%)*
  Manual labourers (12%) Farmers (18%)
  1. *Farming includes mostly paddy cultivation while estate workers indicated here involves work in tea and rubber plantations