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Table 2 Comparison of prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infection among SAM and well-nourished children (n = 620)

From: A comparative cross-sectional study of prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminthic infection between healthy and severe acutely malnourished pre-school aged children in Kano, Northern Nigeria

Variable Malnourished children (%) Well-nourished children (%) P-value Total (%)
All helminths
 Absent 300 (96.8) 303 (97.7) 0.46* 603(97.3)
 Present 10 (3.2) 7 (2.3)   17 (2.7)
Roundworm
 Absent 304 (98.1) 304 (98.1) 1.00* 608 (98.1)
 Present 6 (1.9) 6 (1.9)   12 (1.9)
Hookworm
 Absent 307 (99.0) 309 (99.7) 0.62* 616 (99.4)
 Present 3 (1.0) 1 (0.3)   4 (0.7)
Whipworm
 Absent 309 (99.7) 310 (100.0) 1.00* 619 (99.8)
 Present 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0)   1 (0.2)
  1. *- Not statistically significant at P < 0.05, χ2- Chisquare, FE Fischer’s exact test