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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of 13 students identified to have definite and borderline RHD

From: Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in Zambian school children

Characteristic n (%)
Gender
 Female 8 (62)
 Male 5 (38)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 15.3 (1.9)
 Median 16
 Range 13–18
Socioeconomic status
 Lower 10 (77)
 Higher 1 (8)
 Unobserved 2 (15)
Definite RHD criteria met [25]
 Pathological MR and at least two morphological features of RHD of the MV 3
 MS mean gradient ≥ 4 mmHg 0
 Pathological AR and at least two morphological features of RHD of the AV 0
 Borderline disease of both the AV and MV 0
Borderline RHD criteria met [25]
 At least two morphological features of RHD of the MV without pathological MR or MS 0
 Pathological MR 10
 Pathological AR 0
  1. Acronyms, AR atrial regurgitation, AV atrial valve, MR mitral regurgitation, MS mitral stenosis, MV mitral valve, SD standard deviation