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Table 3 Spatial clusters associated to the risk of meningitis in 515 health zones, DRC, 2000–2012

From: Understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of meningitis epidemics outside the belt: the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

N° ClustersRelative RiskObserved/expected casesp-valueProvincesNumber of Health ZonesHealth Zones
Primary cluster4.374.11< 0.0001Orientale11Faradje, Makoro, Watsa, Laybo, Aba, Aungba, Ariwara, Adia, Adi, Aru and Biringi
Secondary cluster 14.214.00< 0.0001Kinshasa6Kingasani, Kimbanseke, Ndjili, Kisenso and Biyela
Secondary cluster 24.094.02< 0.0001Maniema4Kailo, Kinda, Alunguli and Kalima
Secondary cluster 33.303.25< 0.0001Orientale5Bafwabogbo, Bafwasende, Wamba, Pawa and Isiro
Secondary cluster 42.812.77< 0.0001Katanga7Kambove, Likasi, fungurume, Bunkeya, Kapolobwe, Kikula and Panda
Secondary cluster 51.90 < 0.0001Equateur5Yakoma, Abuzi, Wapinda, Wasolo and Yamongili
Orientale5Bondo, Likati, Bili, Monga and Aketi
Secondary cluster 61.771.77< 0.0001Kasaï Oriental2Djalo-Djeka and Katoko-Kombe
Secondary cluster 71.641.61< 0.0001Equateur11Lotumbe, Ingende, Iboko, Boende, Bikoro, Bolonge, Wangata, Monika, Bolomba, Mbandaka and Basankusu
Bandundu3Penzwa, Kiri and Inongo