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Table 1 Overview of all 121,771 observed water contacts of the 1,651 members of four epidemiological cohorts in Ndombo, Northern Senegal, during 175 days (7 days in each of 25 successive months) of observations; first the frequency and duration of all nine single water contact activities are given, followed by the most frequently observed combined activities

From: The contribution of water contact behavior to the high Schistosoma mansoni Infection rates observed in the Senegal River Basin

Activity Description Total duration (min) Total count Average duration (min)
a (Dis)embarking 8858 4407 2.0
b Small bath 11781 3670 3.2
c Bathing 617543 54844 11.3
d Collecting water 55659 29141 1.9
e Household 91404 3282 27.9
f Animals 13353 1215 11.0
g Private toilet 510 216 2.4
h Fishing 9353 383 24.4
i Irrigation 11979 1572 7.6
Subtotal   820439 98730 8.3
a + b (Dis)embarking + small bath 957 368 2.6
b + d Small bath + collecting water 5018 945 5.3
b + g Small bath + private toilet 368 102 3.6
c + d Bathing + collecting water 213561 14285 15.0
c + d + e Bathing + collecting water + household 6711 203 33.1
c + e Bathing + household 144252 3740 38.6
c + f Bathing + animals 18889 1221 15.5
c + h Bathing + fishing 2440 81 30.1
c + i Bathing + irrigation 10331 483 21.4
d + e Collecting water + household 34494 1453 23.7
d + g Collecting water + private toilet 317 120 2.6
Other Combined activities with < 50 observations 208 40 5.2
Subtotal   437546 23041 19.0
Total All activities 1257985 121771 10.3
  Per individual 762 74  
  Per individual per day 4.4 0.42