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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the intention to treat population at baseline

From: Neem-silicone lotion and ultrasound nit comb: a randomised, controlled clinical trial treating head louse infestation

Characteristic NNC lotion IPM/C lotion NNC + CB ONC + CB Total
Number of participants 50 53 17 14 134
 Age 2–6 12 (24.0%) 11 (20.8%) 4 (23.5%) 2 (14.3%) 29 (21.6%)
7–9 19 (38.0%) 15 (28.9%) 4 (23.5%) 7 (50.0%) 45 (33.6%)
10–16 8 (16.0%) 16 (30.2%) 7 (41.2%) 5 (35.7%) 36 (26.9%)
> 17 11 (22.0%) 11 (20.8%) 2 (11.8%) 0 (0.0%) 24 (17.9%)
Median 9 10 10 9 9
 Sex Female 38 (76.0%) 43 (81.1%) 12 (70.6%) 9 (64.3%) 102 (76.1%)
 Infestation Light 33 (66.0%) 31 (58.5%) 10 (58.8%) 10 (71.4%) 84 (62.7%)
Heavy 4 (8.0%) 8 (15.1%) 1 (5.9%) 0 (0.0%) 13 (9.7%)
Hair characteristics
 Length Above ears 12 (24.0%) 8 (15.1%) 3 (17.7%) 4 (28.6%) 27 (20.2%)
Below shoulders 27 (54.0%) 32 (60.4%) 10 (58.8%) 8 (57.1%) 77 (57.5%)
Thickness Fine/medium 36 (72.0%) 28 (52.8%) 11 (64.7%) 11 (78.6%) 86 (64.2%)
Thick 14 (28.0%) 25 (47.2%) 6 (35.3%) 3 (21.4%) 48 (35.8%)
 Curl Straight 31 (62.0%) 38 (71.7%) 14 (82.4%) 5 (35.7%) 88 (65.7%)
Wavy/curly 19 (38.0%) 15 (28.3%) 3 (17.7%) 9 (64.3%) 46 (34.3%)
 Type Normal 49 (98.0%) 51 (96.2%) 17 (100%) 14 (100%) 131 (97.8%)
 Other family member in study 40 (80.0%) 44 (83.0%) 14 (82.4%) 12 (85.7%) 110 (82.1%)