TABLE 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants

CharacteristicNo. (%) or median [IQR]P (for difference)
S. haematobium infected (n = 11)S. haematobium uninfected (n = 22)
Mean age in yrs25 [21–38]29 [25–33]0.42
Female gender6 (54.6)14 (63.6)0.61
Currently breastfeeding3/6 (50.0)5/14 (38.5)0.64
Marital status
Married9 (81.8)18 (81.8)
Single/divorced/widowed2 (18.2)4 (18.2)1.0
Yrs of school completed7 [2–7]7 [0–7]0.96
History of receiving treatment for schistosome infection4 (36.4)6 (27.3)0.70
C. trachomatis PCR positive (genital tract/urine)1 (9.1)2 (9.1)1.0
N. gonorrhoeae PCR positive (genital tract/urine)01 (4.5)1.0
S. haematobium ova/10 ml of urine4 [2–13]0<0.001
Serum schistosome circulating anodic antigen (pg/ml)a919 [327–50,000]2 [0–6]<0.001
  • a The schistosome-infected group included individuals who had serum antigen levels of ≥40 pg/ml, and the uninfected group included those with a CAA of <25 pg/ml.