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Table 3 Prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium among primary school pupils in Wamakko Local Government Area, Sokoto, in relation to the source of drinking water, water contact activity and painful urination (dysuria)

From: Prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis among primary school pupils in Wamakko Local Government, Sokoto State, Nigeria

Parameters No. of pupils examined No. of pupils infected Prevalence (%) Mean count (eggs/10 ml)
Source of drinking water
 River 2 2 100 6.50
 Tap 97 53 54.64 8.21
 Well 301 137 45.51 13.57
Water contact activity
 Bathing 84 50 59.52 20.24
 Irrigation farming 44 25 56.82 25.88
 Feeding animals 14 10 71.43 2.70
 Fetching 8 6 75.00 2.70
 Passing 1 0 0.00 0.00
 Do not know 231 86 37.23 4.67
 Washing 18 15 83.33 13.33
Dysuria
 Painful urination 400 77 19.25 13.77
 No painful urination 400 115 28.75 10.65
Total 400 192 48.00 12.02