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Table 1 Background data of 45 travellers to Benin, West Africa

From: High number of diarrhoeal co-infections in travellers to Benin, West Africa

  Yes n (%) No n (%) Data not available n (% of all)
Sex: female (%) 27 (60) 18 (40) 0
Self-reported good knowledge about travel-related risks (Q1) 34 (77) 0 11 (23)
Underlying chronic disease (Q1) 7 (16) 38 (84) 0
Appropriate antimalarial prophylaxis* (Q2) 42 (93) 2 (4) 1 (2)
Pre-travel vaccination status (Q1)
Yellow fever* 40 (89) 0 5 (11)
Tetanus + diphtheria* 36 (80) 0 9 (20)
Polio* 21 (64) 12 (36) 12 (27)
MMR*,** 19 (42) 1 (2) 15 (33)
Hepatitis A* 39 (87) 0 6 (13)
Typhoid fever*** (either peroral or injectable) 4 (9) 10 (22) 31 (69)
Meningococcal*** (type not specified) 2 (4) 9 (20) 34 (76)
Cholera*** 3 (7) 10 (22) 32 (71)
  1. *National guidelines recommend to all travellers to Benin [16].
  2. **Either has a history of mumps, measles and rubella or has received two doses of MMR vaccine.
  3. ***Vaccinations according to risk assessment [16].