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Table 3 The occurrence of diarrhea among the study participants stratified by HIV and parasitic infection, Hawassa Referral Hospital, Ethiopia, 2008

From: Intestinal parasitic infections in relation to HIV/AIDS status, diarrhea and CD4 T-cell count

Type of diarrhea HIV positive HIV Negative Total p-value
  Parasite positive Parasite negative Parasite positive Parasite negative HIV positive HIV negative  
Acute 28(21.9%) 15(17.4%) 30(37.5%) 17(20.2%) 43(20.1%) 47(28.7%) 0.035
Chronic 29(22.7%) 25(29.1%) 12(15.0%) 7(8.3%) 54(25.2%) 19(11.6%) 0.001
No diarrhea 71(55.5%) 46(53.5%) 38(47.5%) 60(71.4%) 117(54.7%) 98(59.8%) 0.188
Total 128(59.8%) 86(40.2%) 80(48.8%) 84(51.2%) 214 (56.6%) 164(43.3%)