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Table 3 Characteristics of the study population (n = 229)

From: Recurrent wheezing is associated with intestinal protozoan infections in Warao Amerindian children in Venezuela: a cross-sectional survey

Age (months), mean (SD), 13 (6)
Male 115 (50)
Female 114 (50)
Community, n%  
Araguabisi 16 (7)
Araguaimujo 27 (12)
Arature 21 (9)
Bonoina 24 (11)
Guayaboroina 9 (4)
Guayo 26 (11)
Ibaruma 20 (9)
Jobure de Curiapo 31 (14)
Merejina 14 (6)
Nabasanuka 26 (11)
Winikina 15 (7)
Malnourished: stunting (HAZ < -2 SD), n% 107 (47)
Malnourished: underweight (WAZ < -2 SD), n% 41 (18)
Malnourished: wasting (WHZ < -2 SD), n% 15 (7)
Atopic eczema, n% 43 (19)
Recurrent wheezing in children ≥ 12 months of age, n% 28 (23)
Helminth infection, n% 26 (26)
Ascaris lumbricoides 15 (15)
Trichuris trichiura 4 (4)
Strongyloides stercoralis 11 (11)
Necator americanus 2 (2)
Ancylostoma duodenale 1 (1)
Protozoan infection, n% 59 (59)
Giardia lamblia 47 (47)
Dientamoebe fragilis 4 (4)
Cryptosporidium parvum 15 (15)
Blastocystis hominis 5 (5)
Iodamoeba sp 1 (1)
Entamoeba dispar 1 (1)
Chilomastix mesnili 1 (1)
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