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Table 1 Prevalence and intensity of loiasis in three neighboring communities of the Mbalmayo health district

From: Prevalence and intensity of Loa loa infection over twenty-three years in three communities of the Mbalmayo health district (Central Cameroon)

Variables N examined % prevalence (95% CI) Intensity of infection (sd)
By community
 Abang 83 28.9 (20.3–39.4) 22.4 (6435.4)
 Akometam 89 22.5 (15.0–32.2) 481.8 (8841.9)
 Ngat-Bane 99 30.3 (22.1–30.3) 446.5 (3945.4)
By sex
 Males 131 37.4 (29.6–45.9) 2594.7 (6035.6)
 Females 140 17.9 (12.4–25.0) 1294.0 (7160.9)
By age group
 5–19 24 4.2 (0.7–20.2) 289.2 (1416.6)
 20–34 69 23.2 (14.8–34.4) 1127.5 (3559.5)
 35–49 40 30.0 (18.1–45.4) 3622.5 (10,562.8)
 50-Over 138 32.6 (27.3–43.0) 2111.7 (6811.8)
Overall 271 27.3 (22.3–32.9) 1922.7 (6623.2)
  1. CI confidence interval, sd standard deviation