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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of cases of cellulitis and controls at the Bamenda Regional Hospital, September 2015 to August 2016

From: Risk factors of lower limb cellulitis in a level-two healthcare facility in Cameroon: a case-control study

Characteristic N (%) of case (n = 61) N (%) of controls (n = 122) p value
1. Socio-demographic characteristics
Age (years)a
 15–24 10 (16.4) 20 (16.4)  
 25–34 7 (11.5) 14 (11.5)  
 35–44 6 (9.8) 12 (9.8)  
 45–54 10 (16.4) 20 (16.4)  
 55–64 6 (9.8) 12 (9.8)  
 65–74 7 (11.5) 14 (11.5)  
 75–84 9 (14.8) 18 (14.8)  
  ≥ 85 6 (9.8) 12 (9.8)  
Marital status
 Married 40 (65.6) 79 (64.8) 0.913
 Single 21 (34.4) 43 (35.2)
Occupation
 Unemployed 33 (54.1) 52 (42.6) 0.142
 Employed 28 (45.9) 70 (57.4)
Gendera
 Male 21 (34.4) 42 (34.4)  
 Female 40 (65.6) 80 (65.6)
Level of education
 None 22 (36.1) 33 (27.0) 0.383
 Primary 21 (34.4) 44 (36.1)
 Secondary 14 (22.9) 28 (23.0)
 Tertiary 4 (6.6) 17 (13.9)
  1. a p value not provided because cases were matched for Age and Gender