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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants (N = 272)

From: Validation of in-house liquid direct agglutination test antigen: the potential diagnostic test in visceral Leishimaniasis endemic areas of Northwest Ethiopia

VariablesFrequency, N (%)
Endemic healthy control (N = 76)Other than VL disease (N = 86)VL (N = 110)
Sex
 Male45 (59)59 (69)81 (74)
 Female31 (41)27 (31)29 (26)
Age
  < 150 (0)7 (8.1)0 (0)
 15–3058 (76.3)46 (53.5)66 (60)
 30–4516 (21.1)23 (26.7)43 (39.1)
 45–554.2 (2.6)9 (10.5)1 (0.9)
  > 550 (0)1(1.20 (0)
Occupation
 Own agriculture20 (26)17 (20)30 (27.2)
 Agricultural laborer11 (15)2 (2)38 (34.5)
 Civil servants23 (30)19 (22)13 (11.8)
 Other22 (29)48 (56)29 (26.4)
Educational status
 Illiterate23 (30.3)29 (33.7)49 (44.5)
 Primary school21 (27.6)17 (19.8)39 (35.5)
 Above Secondary16 (21)31 (36)13 (11.8)
 Degree and above16 (21)9 (10.5)09 (8.2)
Clinical presentation
 Fever > 2 week0 (0)43 (26.5)87 (79)
 Splenomegaly0 (0)04 (4.7)97 (88.5)
 Weight loss0 (0)11 (13)76 (69)
 Hepatosplenomegaly0 (0)09 (10.)54 (49)