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Table 2 Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection among children by sex in selected primary school in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Undernutrition, intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors among selected primary school children in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Parasite species Parasite infected students by sex  
Female
No. (%)
Male
No. (%)
Total
No. (%)
Chi-Square P-value
Protozoa Entamoeba histolytica/dispar 30 (7.9) 34 (8.9) 64 (16.8) 0.65
Giardia lamblia 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 0.32
Isospora belli 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 0.32
Enterobius vermicularis 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 0.31
Helminths Ascaris lumbricoides 27 (7.1) 25 (6.5) 52 (13.6) 0.70
Hookworm 30 (7.9) 26 (6.8) 56 (14.7) 0.51
Hymenoleps nana 12 (3.1) 16 (4.2) 28 (7.3) 0.48
Schistosoma mansoni 6 (1.6) 3 (0.8) 9 (2.4) 0.29
Trichuris trichiura 4 (1) 3 (0.8) 7 (1.8) 0.68
Strongyloides stericoralis 1 (0.3) 4 (1) 5 (1.3) 0.19
Taenia spp 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 0.32
Single infection 85 (22.3) 91 (23.8) 176 (46.1) 0.67
Multiple infection 13 (3.4) 11 (2.9) 24 (6.3) 0.64
Over all infection 98 (25.7) 102 (26.7) 200 (52.4) 0.85