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Table 3 Age and sex distribution of reported lymphoedema cases by severity and study location

From: Developing a community-led SMS reporting tool for the rapid assessment of lymphatic filariasis morbidity burden: case studies from Malawi and Ghana

   Malawi Ghana
   Reported Lymphoedema severity Reported Lymphoedema severity
   Mild Moderate Severe Total Mild Moderate Severe Total
Sex Male 12 (24 %) 7 (39 %) 7 (39 %) 29 (32 %) 28 (28 %) 18 (29 %) 8 (28 %) 54 (28 %)
Female 38 (76 %) 11 (61 %) 11 (61 %) 61 (68 %) 72 (72 %) 44 (71 %) 21 (72 %) 137 (72 %)
Age                  
  18-25 1 (2 %) 1 (6 %) 0 (0 %) 2 (2 %) 7 (7 %) 1 (2 %) 0 (0 %) 8 (4 %)
  26-35 6 (12 %) 1 (6 %) 3 (17 %) 10 (11 %) 13 (13 %) 4 (6 %) 1 (3 %) 18 (9 %)
  36-45 8 (16 %) 2 (11 %) 1 (6 %) 11 (12 %) 21 (21 %) 14 (23 %) 6 (21 %) 41 (21 %)
  46-55 8 (16 %) 4 (22 %) 2 (11 %) 16 (18 %) 22 (22 %) 11 (18 %) 14 (48 %) 47 (25 %)
  56-65 15 (30 %) 4 (22 %) 3 (17 %) 22 (24 %) 24 (24 %) 13 (21 %) 6 (21 %) 43 (23 %)
  66-75 7 (14 %) 4 (22 %) 5 (28 %) 17 (19 %) 8 (8 %) 11 (18 %) 2 (7 %) 21 (11 %)
  >75 5 (10 %) 2 (11 %) 4 (22 %) 12 (13 %) 5 (5 %) 8 (13 %) 0 (0 %) 13 (7 %)
  Total 50   18   18   90   100   62   29   191