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Table 3 Prevalence of G. duodenalis and Cryptosporidium species among children by sex and age groups

From: Prevalence of Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium species infections among children and cattle in North Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

Demographic profile Number of children examined Parasites identified
G. duodenalis Cryptosporidiumspecies
No (%) χ 2 P-value No. (%) χ 2 P-value
Sex        
  Male 191 27 (14.1) 0.03 0.85 15 (7.8) 0.17 0.67
  Female 193 26 (13.4)    13 (6.7)   
Age Group        
  1-5 57 14 (24.5) 6.51 0.01 * 7 (12.3) 2.46 0.11
  6-14 327 39 (11.9)    21 (6.4)   
  1. Key: χ2 and P- values compare the prevalence between male and female and between age groups.
  2. * Represent statistically significant difference (P < 0.05).