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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants, Wensho district, southern Ethiopia, 2016

From: Prevalence and risk factors of tungiasis among children of Wensho district, southern Ethiopia

Variable Number (n = 366) Percentage
Age category
 5–9 281 76.8
 10–14 85 23.2
Sex   
 Male 195 53.3
 Female 171 46.7
Schooling of the child
 Not attending school 94 25.7
 Attending school 272 74.3
Family size   
 ≤ 5 201 54.9
 6–10 162 44.3
  > 10 3 0.8
Educational status of the mother
 Not educated 160 43.7
 Primary school 170 46.4
 Secondary school and above 36 9.8
Educational status of the father
 Not educated 37 10.1
 Primary school 166 45.4
 Secondary school and above 163 44.5
Source of household water supply
 Pipeline/tap water 74 20.2
 Well/bore hole 7 1.9
 Spring/river 285 77.9
Household waste disposal system
 Public collection 185 50.5
 Thrown on compound 9 2.5
 Burned and buried 172 47.0
Methods used to remove fleas from the body
 Use of chemicals/natural products/black oil 3 0.8
 Remove by thorns 103 28.1
 Remove by needle/pin 260 71.0
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