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Table 1 Screened participants positive for O. volvulus Mf in the Bafia HD

From: Differential susceptibility of Onchocerca volvulus microfilaria to ivermectin in two areas of contrasting history of mass drug administration in Cameroon: relevance of microscopy and molecular techniques for the monitoring of skin microfilarial repopulation within six months of direct observed treatment

Variables Study populations Number examined Number positive Percentage (%) P – value (x2 test)
Sex Male 229 73 31.9 0.018
Female 159 32 20.1
Total 388 105  
Age- group Children (5–19 years) 76 10 13.2 0.007
Adults (≥20 years) 312 95 30.4
Total 388 105 27.1
Communities Balamba 1 28 7 25.0 0.001
Balamba 2 57 5 8.8
Biamo 68 23 33.8
Boalondo/Botatango 53 24 45.3
Lable/Nyamsong 88 12 13.6
Ngomo/Biatsota 94 34 36.2
Total 388 105 27.1