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Table 1 Distribution of the lymphedema cases according to gender, age and body localization in three health districts of Mali

From: Lymphedema in three previously Wuchereria bancrofti-endemic health districts in Mali after cessation of mass drug administration

 KolondiebaBougouniKolokaniTotal 
(N = 175)(N = 116)(N = 48)
Number (%)Number (%)Number (%)Number (%)p values
Sex
 Female155 (88.57%)97 (83.63%)34 (70.83%)286 (84.36%)0.01
 Male20 (11.43%)19 (16.37%)14 (29.17%)53 (15.64%)
Age in years
 Median age (range)54 (13–88)56.5 (2–90)56 (18–84)56 (2–90)0.40
Age group
 0–202 (1.14%)2 (1.72%)2 (2.08%)5 (1.47%)0.004
 21–4039 (22.29%)19 (16.38%)10 (20.83%)68 (20.06)
 41–6080 (45.71%)55 (47.41%)23 (47.92%)158 (46.61%)
  > =6154 (30.86%)40 (34.48%)14 (29.17%)108 (31.86%)
Anatomic location
 Legs140 (80.00%)104 (89.65%)37 (77.08%)281 (82.89%)0.008
 Arms29 (16.57%)8 (6.90%)5 (10.42%)42 (12.39%)
 Legs and Arms6 (3.43%)4 (3.45%)6 (12.50%)16 (4.72%)
Stage
 I13 (7.43%)5 (4.31%)5 (10.42%)23 (6.78%)0.02
 II53 (30.29%)32 (27.59%)23 (47.92%)108 (31.86%)
 III71 (40.57%)44 (37.93%)16 (33.33%)131 (38.64%)
 IV27 (15.43%)17 (14.66%)2 (4.17%)46 (13.57%)
 V8 (4.57%)11 (9.48%)2 (4.17%)21 (6.19%)
 VI3 (1.71%)7 (6.03%)0 (0.00%)10 (2.95%)