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Table 2 Overview of the LF status in Kirare, as seen in the pre-MDA survey in September 2004

From: Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanzania: effect of six rounds of mass drug administration with ivermectin and albendazole on infection and transmission

Characteristic Kirare village (all 4 hamlets) Mtambuuni and Mashine hamlets p-value (χ 2-test)
Registered population ≥ 1 yr 1112 530 -
Examined population ≥ 1 yr 919 471 -
Male : female ratio among examined 0.88 0.85 0.76
Proportion of examined below 20 yrs 53.0% 48.4% 0.11
Mf prevalence 24.5% 26.1% 0.51
Mf GMI* among all examined 4.11 4.83 -
Mf GMI* among mf positive 781.3 851.1 -
CFA prevalence# 53.3% 54.7% 0.87
Bm14 prevalence# 78.9% 78.1% 0.91
Hydrocele prevalence (in males ≥ 20 yrs)§ 35.4% 45.2% 0.11
Elephantiasis prevalence (in all ≥ 20 yrs)§ 4.2% 5.8% 0.35
  1. Shown for the complete village (Mtambuuni, Korosini, Mashine and Tundaua hamlets) and for the village section included in the later part of the study (Mtambuuni and Mashine hamlets only).
  2. * Geometric mean intensity, in mf/ml blood.
  3. # Based on volunteers from mosquito collection houses only (90 and 64 examined individuals from the four and two hamlets of Kirare, respectively).
  4. § Assessed in 175 and 104 males (hydrocele), and in 431 and 242 males and females (elephantiasis), in the four and two hamlets of Kirare, respectively.