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Table 1 Geographic, demographic, entomological and human resource data of the six pilot sites in western Honduras

From: Integrating an infectious disease programme into the primary health care service: a retrospective analysis of Chagas disease community-based surveillance in Honduras

Department Ocotepeque Copán Lempira Intibucá
Health centre San José de la Reunión Rincón del Buey Corquín Santa Cruz Dolores San Marcos de Sierra
Jurisdiction area (km2) 14.0 33.5 138.6 150.0 82.6 142.8
Number of population Total 471 4,208 11,537 5,862 4,805 5,624
  Principal ethnicity Indigena (Chortí) Indigena (Chortí) Ladino Indigena (Lenca) Indigena (Lenca) Indigena (Lenca)
Number of villages Total 6 13 45 40 19 34
  With a history of R. prolixus 6 2 0 5 8 3
  With a history of T. dimidiata 6 11 35 12 19 34
Number of houses Total 112 676 3,337 1,179 925 995
Number of health centre staff Physicians 0 1 1 1 2 1
Professional nurses 0 0 2 1 0 0
Assistant nurses 1 2 14 2 2 3
Environmental Health technician 1* 1* 1 1* 1 1
Number of village personnel Health volunteers 32 30 15 68 48 41
Trained sprayers 6 12 20 20 40 25
  1. *Part-time.
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