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Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015

Taeniasis among Refugees Living on Thailand–Myanmar Border, 2012

Ellen J. McCleeryComments to Author , Prapas Patchanee, Pornsawan Pongsopawijit, Sasisophin Chailangkarn, Saruda Tiwananthagorn, Papaspong Jongchansittoe, Anchalee Dantrakool, Nimit Morakote, Hnin Phyu, Patricia P. Wilkins, John Noh, Christina R. Phares, and Seth E. O’Neal
Author affiliations: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA (E.J. McCleery, S. O’Neal); Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand (P. Patchanee, P. Pongsopawijit, S. Chailangkarn, S. Tiwananthagorn, A. Dantrakool, N. Morakote); Thailand Division of Livestock Development, Mae Hong Son, Thailand (P. Jongchansittoe); International Rescue Committee, Mae Hong Son (H. Phyu); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.P. Wilkins, J.C. Noh, C. Phares)

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Characteristics of refugees living on the Thailand–Myanmar border who participated in taeniasis study and their households, 2012*

Refugees, n = 738
Age, y, median (IQR); mean (SD) 18 (7–35); 23.7 (19.8)
Education, y, median (IQR); mean (SD) 1 (0–5); 2.8 (3.6)
Lived in camp, y, median (IQR); mean (SD) 11 (4–16); 9.9 (5.9)
Female sex, no. (%) 394 (53.4)
Unemployed, no. (%) 575 (80.0)
Households, n = 205
No. residents, median (IQR); mean (SD) 4 (4–6); 4.3 (1.9)
Main floor elevated, no. (%) 169 (83.7)
Main floor cement or bamboo, no. (%) 198 (98.5)
Latrine in yard, no. (%) 170 (83.7)
Water runs from tap to house, no. (%) 35 (17.2)
At least 1 pig, no. (%) 138 (67.3)

*IQR, interquartile range.

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