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Table 2 Demographic features of the CE patients along with the cyst characteristics

From: Human cystic echinococcosis in southwest Iran: a 15-year retrospective epidemiological study of hospitalized cases

CharacteristicsFrequency (No.)Percent (%)
Gender
 Male24549.1
 Female25450.9
Province
 Fars38075.7
 Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad377.4
 Bushehr234.6
Khuzestan142.8
 Foreign countries61.2
 Sistan and Balochistan40.8
 Kerman30.6
 Kermanshah20.4
 Khorasan Razavi20.4
 Other Provinces171.4
Age groups (years)
 < 105110.2
 10–197014.1
 20–299819.7
 30–399418.9
 40–495511
> 5013026.1
Number of cysts
 Single34369.6
 Two cysts9819.9
 Three cysts234.7
 Four cysts81.6
 Five or more cysts214.3
Size of cysts (cm)
 = < 5 cm6914.1
 6–1016433.6
11–1523247.5
 > = 16234.7
Area of the cyst (cm2)
 = < 2517938.7
 26–5011224.2
 51–754810.4
 76–1006213.4
> = 1006113.2
  1. 1Other Provinces: Zanjan, Qom, Lorestan, Isfahan, Ilam, Hormozgan, East Azerbaijan