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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of 1102 students screened for RHD in Lusaka, Zambia

From: Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in Zambian school children

Characteristic n(%)
Gender
 Female 590 (54)
 Male 512 (46)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 15.4 (1.9)
 Median 15
 10–12 48 (4.4)
 13–15 506 (45.9)
 16–18 443 (40.2)
 19–21 40 (3.6)
 22–24 2 (0.2)
 Unobserved 63 (5.7)
Socioeconomic status
 Lower 658 (59.7)
 Higher 330 (29.9)
 Unobserved 114 (10.3)
Schools
Basic schools
 Yotam Muleya 102 (9.3)
 Namando 86 (7.8)
 State Lodge A 62 (5.6)
 Hillside 71 (6.4)
 Kaunda Square 74 (6.7)
 Kalingalinga 21 (1.9)
 Lotus 75 (6.8)
 Twashuka 52 (4.7)
 Kamulanga 86 (7.8)
Secondary schools
 Matero 123 (11.2)
 Nyumba Yanga 100 (9.1)
High schools
 St. Patrick Girls 91 (8.3)
 Kamulanga 36 (3.3)
 Munali Boys 51 (4.6)
 Kabulonga Boys 72 (6.5)