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Table 2 Comparison of village and household-level characteristics, between trial arms

From: The Lake Victoria island intervention study on worms and allergy-related diseases (LaVIISWA): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Characteristics1 Standard anthelminthic treatment Intensive anthelminthic treatment
Village characteristics (n = 13) (n = 13)
Households per village, median (IQR) 180 (114 to 290) 265 (98 to 296)
Villages with an alternative water source to the lake 23% 38%
Villages with at least one public toilet 46% 8%
Villages where some households have privately owned toilets 69% 92%
Household characteristics (n = 524) (n = 502)
Crowding   
≤1 person/room 50% 44%
1-2 people/room 26% 32%
>2 people/room 24% 25%
Own animal(s) 41% 43%
Asset score, mean (SD)2 2.7 (1.6) 2.6 (1.6)
Wall materials   
Wood 98% 92%
Mud and wattle 2% 8%
Other 1% 0%
Roof materials   
Plastic sheets and thatch 69% 75%
Thatch 16% 17%
Iron sheets 13% 7%
Plastic sheets 2% 1%
Floor materials   
Beaten earth 49% 50%
Covered beaten earth 49% 49%
Other 2% 1%
Indoor cooking with wood/charcoal/paraffin 55% 63%
Household has toilet 7% 9%
Household takes drinking water from lake 81% 69%
Household takes washing water from lake 93% 91%
Household had no mosquito control measures 50% 48%
  1. 1Missing values in standard and intensive arms, respectively: crowding: 0, 1; animal ownership: 0, 1; asset score: 0, 1; house construction materials: 0, 1; indoor cooking: 0, 1; household toilet: 0, 1; household drinking water: 1, 1; household washing water: 0, 1; and household mosquito control: 0, 1. 2Asset score is number of items owned out of car, boat, motorbike, bicycle, television, radio, mobile phone, and bed. IQR, Interquartile range.