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Table 3 Prevalence of intestinal parasites among school age children (n = 391) in Arbaminch Zuria district, Southern Ethiopia, 2017

From: Burden of intestinal helminths and associated factors three years after initiation of mass drug administration in Arbaminch Zuria district, Southern Ethiopia

Parasites Frequency
Number Percentage
Helminths Ascaris lumbricoides 56 14.3
Hookworms 55 14.1
Hymenolepis nana 17 4.3
Schistosoma mansoni 12 3.1
Trichuris trichuria 10 2.6
Taenia species 4 1.0
Entrobius vermicularis 3 0.8
Protozoa Giardia lamblia cyst 1 0.3
Number of helminth
Species per child
1 158 40.4
≥2 24 6.1
Total Prevalence Helminth 181 46.3
Protozoa 1 0.2
Helminth + Protozoa 182 46.5