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Table 1 Mean Number of Reported Contacts and Ratio of Means By Socio-demographic Characteristic of The Study Population, Sheema, Uganda, January – March 2014

From: Characteristics of human encounters and social mixing patterns relevant to infectious diseases spread by close contact: a survey in Southwest Uganda

Variables Number Mean number of contacts (95%CI) Crude RoM
(95%CI)
Age adjusted RoM (95%CI)
Age groups
  < 2y 61 6.11 (5.42,6.81) 0.99 (0.83,1.17)  
 2-4y 57 6.70 (6.08,6.81) 1.08 (0.95,1.23)  
 5-9y 74 8.50 (7.79,9.20) 1.37 (1.18,1.59)  
 10-14y 51 8.70 (7.52,9.90) 1.40 (1.19,1.66)  
 15-24y 91 6.20 (5.51,6.88) ref  
 25-34y 57 6.89 (5.99,7.80) 1.11 (0.93,1.33)  
 35-44y 55 7.73 (6.99,8.46) 1.25 (1.09,1.43)  
 45-54y 46 7.74 (6.37,9.11) 1.25 (1.01,1.54)  
 55-64y 26 6.27 (5.01,7.53) 1.01 (0.80,1.29)  
 65 + y 48 4.85 (4.18,5.53) 0.78 (0.64,0.95)  
Sex
 Female 330 7.05 (6.66,7.44) ref  
 Male 236 7.47 (6.82,8.11) 1.06 (0.96,1.18)  
Occupation/daily activity
 Pre-school child 93 7.00 (6.30,7.70) 1.06 (0.90,1.23) 1.26 (1.02,1.55)
 Student 166 8.27 (7.56,8.98) 1.27 (1.10,1.46) 1.30 (1.05,1.63)
 Office worker 4 11.34 (9.64,13.03) 1.81 (1.20,2.73) 1.70 (1.32,2.18)
 Shop worker 34 6.82 (5.56,8.08) 1.03 (0.84,1.25) 1.03 (0.83,1.29)
 Agriculture 106 7.30 (6.58,8.01) 1.12 (0.97,1.30) 1.12 (0.96,1.30)
 Other manual worker 40 5.37 (4.36,6.38) 0.85 (0.70,1.04) 0.85 (0.68,1.06)
 At home 60 6.43 (5.62,7.24) ref ref
 Unemployed 11 6.44 (2.92,9.96) 0.83 (0.60,1.15) 1.22 (0.77,1.94)
 Retired 8 4.77 (3.75,5.80) 0.71 (0.48,1.05) 0.89 (0.70,1.13)
 Other/unreported 41 6.65 (5.80,7.51) 1.02 (0.85,1.23) 1.18 (0.98,1.43)
 Don’t know 1
Day of the week
 Weekday 441 7.14 (6.79,7.49) ref  
 Sunday 125 7.50 (6.56,8.44) 1.05 (0.92,1.20) 1.04 (0.92,1.18)
Travel outside village/town in previous 24 hours
 No 427 6.57 (6.20,6.92) ref  
 Yes 139 9.04 (8.35,9.73) 1.38 (1.25,1.52) 1.35 (1.22,1.49)
Number of casual contacts
  < 10 315 5 (1 -15) Ref Ref
 10 -19 119 8 (2-23) 1.43 (1.28, 1.59) 1.39 (1.25, 1.55)
  ≥ 20 56 9 (2-25) 1.64 (1.44; 1.86) 1.61 (1.43,1.83)
 Don’t know 76 8 (0-19) 1.52 (1.37; 1.68) 1.45 (1.29, 1.64)
  1. CI Confidence interval, RoM ratio of means