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Table 1 Characteristics of the cohort children during a 28-month longitudinal community study of Campylobacter infection, Moramanga, 2010-2012

From: Campylobacter infection in a cohort of rural children in Moramanga, Madagascar

Characteristics   N (%)
Demographic data n = 508    
Sex Male 249 (49.0)
Female 259 (51.0)
Age group (months) < 6 295 (58.1)
6-11 74 (14.5)
12-17 64 (12.6)
18-23 75 (14.7)
Nutritional status data n = 506
Stunting Yes 151 (29.8)
No 355 (70.2)
Underweight Yes 46 (9.1)
No 460 (81.9)
Wasting Yes 5 (0.9)
No 501 (99.1)
Households data n = 439
Number of persons/room (mean ± SD) 3.7 (±1.7)
Floor Concrete 271 (67.1)
Mud 168 (32.9)
Cooking area Yes 411 (80.9)
No 28 (19.1)
Shower area Yes 50 (11.4)
No 389 (88.6)
Latrin Yes 281 (64.0)
No 158 (36.0)
Domestic animals Yes 134 (30.5)
No 305 (69.5)
Livestock # Yes 109 (24.8)
No 330 (75.2)
Fowl§ Yes 279 (63.5)
No 160 (36.5)
Goods£ Yes 434 (98.8)
No 5 (1.2)
Source of drinking water Tubewell, borehole 201 (45.8)
Surface waters 239 (54.2)
Water drinking storage Protected 139 (31.6)
Unprotected 300 (68.4)
Garbage in the concession Yes 222 (50.6)
No 217 (49.4)
Data about mother n = 416
Age (years) (mean ± SD) 28.3 (±9)
Maternal education Primary 294 (70.7)
Secondary 91 (21.9)
Superior 4 (0.9)
  No education 27 (6.5)
  1. SD: standard-deviation.
  2. #Ownership of one of the following: cow, ox, sheep, pig, rabbit.
  3. §Ownership of one of the following: chicken, duck, goose.
  4. £Ownership of one of the following: radio, television, bicycle, sewing machine, mobile phone, rice fields, house.