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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Research

Human African Trypanosomiasis in a Rural Community, Democratic Republic of Congo

Pascal Lutumba*†, Eric Makieya‡, Alexandra Shaw§, Filip Meheus¶, and Marleen Boelaert†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; †Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; ‡University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; §AP Consultants, Andover, United Kingdom; ¶Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Table 1

Characteristics of 47 households with human African trypanosomiasis patients, Buma, Democratic Republic of Congo

CharacteristicValue
Household size, no. persons
Minimum1
Median5
Maximum12
Interquartile range3
Age of head of household, y
Minimum23
Median45
Maximum63
Interquartile range12
Proportion of households with male head of household87.2%
Proportion of farmers among heads of household80.9%
Education level of heads of household
None8.5%
Primary40.4%
Secondary46.8%
University4.3%

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