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Table 2 Epidemiological features and frequency of T. solium antigen and antibody positivity in the neurology and persistent fever cohorts evaluated at the rural hospital of Mosango, Democratic Republic of Congo

From: High frequency of Taenia solium antigen positivity in patients admitted for neurological disorders in the Rural Hospital of Mosango, Democratic Republic of Congo

  Neurological cohort (n = 340) Persistent fever cohort (n = 148) P
Epidemiological data
 Male sex, n (%) 159 (47) 59 (40) 0.1
 Female sex, n (%) 181 (53) 89 (60) 0.1
 Mean age (SD), years 39.9 (17.7) 19.9 (16.2) < 0.001
Positive T. solium antigen assay
 Total group, n (%) 43 (12.6) 7 (4.7) 0.009
 Age group ≤20 years, n (%) 4 (1.1) 3 (2) 0.4
 Age group 21–40 years, n (%° 17 (5) 3 (2) 0.1
 Age group > 40 years, n (%) 22 (6.4) 1 (0.7) 0.006
Positive T. solium antibody assay
 Total group n/n (%) 4/314 (1.3) 0/148 (0) 0.3
  1. Note: SD denotes standard deviation