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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the case-control study population

From: Analysis of risk factors for T. brucei rhodesiensesleeping sickness within villages in south-east Uganda

Age • Mean age: 37.2 years (± SD 19.6 years)
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Maximum age 81 years
Age distribution 10–19 20–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–69 70–79 80–89
  27 34 18 15 27 19 4 3
Gender • 62% male
  • 38% female
Marital status • 65% married,
  • 35% single, widowed or divorced
Occupation and source of income • 95% agriculture
  • 93% working in household
  • 91% livestock ownership (personal or family)
Cattle • 63% of study population owned cattle (personal or family).
  • A mean of 3.4 cows were owned by one family (± SD 3.4), ranging from 1 to a maximum of 22 cows.