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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants of the case-control study in Zio and Yoto Districts of the Maritime Region, Togo, May 19–30, 2015

From: Risk factors for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli Ulcer) in Togo ─ a case-control study in Zio and Yoto districts of the maritime region

Characteristics Cases n (%) Controls n (%) Total n (%) p*
Number of participants 83 (39.3) 128 (60.7) 211  
Sex     0.32
 Female 50 (60.2) 68 (53.1) 118 (55.9)  
 Male 33 (39.8) 60 (46.9) 93 (44.1)  
Age
 Median (range in years) 11 (3–65) 19 (8–60) 15 (3–65) 0.001
 < 10 39 (47.0) 15 (11.7) 54 (25.6) 0.01
 11–14 16 (19.3) 19 (14.8) 35 (16.6) 0.03
 15–24 13 (15.7) 47 (36.7) 60 (28.4) 0.76
 > = 25 15 (18.1) 47 (36.7) 62 (29.4)  
District of residence     0.75
 Zio 62 (74.7) 98 (76.6) 160 (75.8)  
 Yoto 21 (25.3) 30 (23.4) 51 (24.2)  
Education level     0.03
 None 19 (22.9) 36 (28.1) 55 (26.1)  
 Primary school 57 (68.7) 67 (52.3) 124 (58.8)  
 Secondary school 7 (8.4) 25 (19.5) 32 (15.2)  
Ethnicity     0.48
 Ewe 76 (96.2) 110 (97.3) 186 (96.9)  
 Other (Lamba. Moba et Peulh) 3 (3.8) 3 (2.7) 6 (3.1)  
Number of people in household     0.58
 Median (range) 8.5 (2–40) 8.0 (3–40) 8.0 (2–40)  
  1. *Boldface type indicates differences that were statistically significant at p < 0.05 between cases and controls
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