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Table 2 Parasite burden among study participants (N= 245)

From: Parasitic infection may be associated with discordant responses to QuantiFERON and tuberculin skin test in apparently healthy children and adolescents in a tuberculosis endemic setting, Ethiopia

Parasites diagnosed Study participants: N (%)
Total proportion of participants with parasitic infestation* 49 (20)
Proportion of participants with single parasite infestation (total) 43 (87.8)
      Giardia lamblia 18 (36.7)
      Ascaris lumbricoides 5 (10.2)
      Hymenolepis nana 5 (10.2)
      Trichuris trichiura 5 (10.2)
      Taenia spp. 4 (8.2)
      Entamoeba histolytica trophozoite 4 (8.2)
      Enterobius vermicularis 1 (2.0)
      Hookworm sppc 1 (2.0)
Proportion of students with parasites/school type**  
      Government 38 (77.6)
      Private 11 (22.4)
Proportion of participants with parasites by gender  
      In males 22 (44.9)
      In females 27 (55.1)
  1. * Includes single and double concurrent parasite infections.
  2. ** School type was used as a proxy for socio-economic class. Private schools are fee dependent, whereas government schools rely entirely on government support and are free to attend.