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Table 2 Determinants of tungiasis infestation among children in Wensho woreda, southern Ethiopia, 2016

From: Prevalence and risk factors of tungiasis among children of Wensho district, southern Ethiopia

Determinant Tungiasis infestation Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Yes, n (%) No, n (%)
Mother’s educational status
 Illiterate 115 (71.9) 45 (28.1) 7.67 (3.35, 17.57) 3.62 (1.35, 9.73)
 Primary 91 (53.5) 79 (46.5) 3.46 (1.53, 7.79) 2.72 (1.06, 6.97)
 Secondary 9 (25.0) 27 (75.0) 1 1
Material of the floor of the house
 Earthen 125 (72.3) 48 (27.7) 4.69 (2.30, 9.57) 1.81 (0.76, 4.31)
 Bamboo 75 (49.7) 76 (50.3) 1.78 (0.88, 3.60) 1.34 (0.59, 3.06)
 Cement 15 (35.7) 27 (64.3) 1 1
Household source of water
 Pipeline 36 (48.6) 38 (51.4) 1 1
 Well/ bore hole 4 (57.1) 3 (42.9) 1.41 (0.29, 6.73) 0.62 (0.10, 4.09)
 Spring/river 175 (61.4) 110 (38.6) 1.68 (1.0, 2.81) 0.60 (0.32, 1.14)
Presence of cat in the house
 Yes 11 (78.6) 3 (21.4) 2.66 (0.73, 9.70) 4.95 (1.19, 20.60)
 No 204 (58.0) 148 (42.0) 1 1
Use footwear
 Always 55 (32.7) 113 (67.3) 1 1
 Occasionally 138 (79.8) 35 (20.2) 8.10 (4.96, 13.24) 7.42 (4.29, 12.83)
 Never 22 (88.0) 3 (12.0) 15.07 (4.32, 52.51) 12.55 (3.38, 46.58)
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval; odds ratios showing statistically significant association are presented in bold typeface
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