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Table 1 Prevalence and intensity (EPG) of geohelminth infection at baseline

From: Patterns of geohelminth infection, impact of albendazole treatment and re-infection after treatment in schoolchildren from rural KwaZulu-Natal/South-Africa

  Males Females M/F Ratio* (95%CI or P)
n = 445 572  
Median Age (Inter quartile range) 11.2 (10.1–12.3) 10.7 (9.7–11.8)  
Prevalence (%)    
Hookworm 86.5 80.6 1.07 (1.02 to 1.13)
A. lumbricoides 15.7 22.2 0.71 (0.54 to 0.92)
T. trichiura 57.3 57.2 1.00 (0.90 to 1.12)
Mean Intensity (EPG)    
Hookworm 984 792 1.24 (P < 0.001)
A. lumbricoides 876 2948 0.30 (P = 0.008)
T. trichiura 240 332 0.72 (P = 0.671)
  1. * Male to Female ratios for prevalence and mean intensity of infection and 95% confidence interval (for prevalence) or P-value of 2-sided Mann-Whitney-U-test (for differences in mean EPG). Arithmetic mean EPG including uninfected pupils.