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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of BU cases

From: Household cost of out-patient treatment of Buruli ulcer in Ghana: a case study of Obom in Ga South Municipality

Background characteristic Male (%) Female (%) Total (%)
Age (years)    
<15 23 (37) 16 (25) 39 (62)
15 and over 10 (16) 14 (22) 24 (38)
Religion    
Christian 27 (43) 26 (41) 53 (84)
Other 6 (2) 4 (7) 10 (17)
Educational background    
No education 1 (2) 5 (8) 6 (10)
Primary 27 (43) 20 (32) 47 (74)
Middle/JHS/JSS* 5 (8) 5 (8) 10 (16)
Occupation    
Student/apprentice 27 (43) 20 (32) 47 (75)
Other 6 (10) 10 (16) 16 (15)
Household Size    
<5 4 (6) 10 (16) 14 (22)
5 and over 29 (46) 20 (31) 49 (77)
Number of Buruli Ulcer lesions    
1 28 (44) 27 (43) 55 (87)
2 and over 5 (8) 3 (5) 8 (13)
Total 33 (52) 30 (48) 63 (100)
  1. *JHS and JSS means Junior High School and Junior Secondary School respectively.
  2. Other includes Muslim, Traditional and Other minor religions.