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Table 1 Prevalence (%) and intensity of intestinal helminths infection among 403 school-age children in Tikur Wuha Elementary School, northwestern Ethiopia, 2011

From: Effect of anthelminthic treatment on helminth infection and related anaemia among school-age children in northwestern Ethiopia

Variables Number examined Hookworm S. mansoni A. lumbricoides T. trichiura Othersa Any helminth
Age (years)
 5-10 146 50.0 21.3 4.8 2.1 4.1 54.8
 11-15 257 45.1 26.5 3.9 1.6 0.8 60.3
 Total 403 46.9 24.6 4.2 1.7 2.0 58.3
Sex
 Female 216 47.2 19.9 4.6 1.9 2.3 55.6
 Male 187 46.5 29.9 3.7 1.6 1.6 61.5
Intensity
 Light 290 100 79.8 94.1 8.6   
 Moderate 21 - 19.2 5.9 14.3   
 Heavy 1 - 1.0 - -   
 Mean egg per gram   191.5 72.48 1205.6 634.3   
  1. Othersa  = T. saginata or H. nana