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Table 6 Antibodies to Bm14 in children from the study communities and the study schools

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

  Study population Time (number) of survey Survey population No. examined (%) Mean age years No. positive (%) GMI* for all examined
Community surveys Kirare Nov-11 (8) 178 120 (67.4) 10.1 33 (27.5) 0.3384
  Kiomoni Nov-11 (8) 145 107 (73.8) 9.9 24 (22.4) 0.2776
  Kisimatui Nov-11 (8) 180 129 (71.7) 9.4 25 (19.4) 0.2468
  All 3 communities combined Nov-11 (8) 503 356 (70.8) 9.8 82 (23.0) 0.2865
School surveys All 4 schools combined Nov-10 (7) 453 362 (79.9) 7.4 61 (16.9)# 0.2776§
   Dec-11 (8) 382 334 (87.3) 7.2 38 (11.4)# 0.2153§
  1. Results shown are from children (5-14 years) from two hamlets of Kirare (Mtambuuni, Mashine), one hamlet of Kiomoni (Mabavu) and one hamlet of Kisimatui (Majengo) in community survey 8, and from Standard 1 children from four of the study schools (Kirare, Marungu, Kiomoni and Mafuriko) in survey 7 and 8. Findings from survey 1-5 in Kirare (all four hamlets) are given in [6].
  2. * Geometric mean intensity, in OD-values.
  3. # p = 0.039 (Pearsons chi-square test).
  4. § p = 0.032 (independent sample t-test on log-transformed OD-values).