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Table 1 Origin, age, and sex of the patients included in this study

From: Intestinal parasitoses in a tertiary-care hospital located in a non-endemic setting during 2006–2010

  Total patients Patients with intestinal parasitosesa % of patients with intestinal parasitoses on the respective group OR (95% CI) p
8,886 1,477
Origin Italians 7,087 892 (63.39%) 12.59% (892/7,087) 3.35 (2.97-3.78) <0.0025
Immigrants 1,799 585 (39.61%) 32.52% (585/1,799)
Age Adults 6,512 1,210 (81.92%) 18.58% (1,210/6,512) 1.4 (1.21-1.62) <0.0025
Children 1,819 255 (17.26%) 14.02% (255/1,819)
Age unknown 555 12  
Sex Males 3,969 692 (46.85%) 17.44% (692/3,969) 1.11 (0.99-1.24) 0.0642
Females 4,917 785 (53.15%) 15.97% (785/4,917)
  1. a: in brackets the percent proportions of each group of patients calculated on the total of the patients with parasitoses are indicated.