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Table 4 Intensities of STH infection using World Health Organisation (WHO) Threshold

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

STH intensity of infection Type of STH infection
Hookworm(%) n = 4 Ascaris(%) n = 12 Trichuris(%) n = 1 All STHd (%) n = 17
Lighta 1 (25.0) 7 (58.3) 0 (0.0) 8 (47.1)
Moderateb 2 (50.0) 5 (41.7) 1 (100.0) 8 (47.1)
Heavyc 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.9)
  1. STH Soil-transmitted helminth
  2. a- Light intensity of infection for Ascaris was defined as egg per gram (EPG) of faeces between 1 and 4999, for Hookworm it is between 1 and 999 EPGs and for Trichuris 1-1999EPGs
  3. b- Moderate intensity of infection for Ascaris was defined as egg per gram (EPG) of faeces between 5000 and 49,999, for Hookworm it is between 1000 and 9999 EPGs and for Trichuris 2000-3999EPGs
  4. c- Heavy intensity of infection for Ascaris was defined as egg per gram (EPG) of faeces > 50,000, for Hookworm it is > 10,000 EPGs and for Trichuris > 4000 EPGs
  5. d- All STH groups combine intensities of infection of Hookworm, Trichuris and Ascaris