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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of primary school children (n = 351) at Birbir town, Southern Ethiopia, 2018

From: Current status of intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among primary school children in Birbir town, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency (%)
Age group (years) 5–9 135 (38.5)
10–14 216 (61.5)
Gender Male 180 (51.3)
Female 171 (48.7)
Residence Urban 247 (70.4)
Rural 104 (29.6)
Grade level 1–4 234 (66.5)
5–8 117 (33.5)
Education level of caregiver Unable to read right 111 (31.6)
Primary 186 (53)
Secondary and above 54 (15.4)
Family size ≤5 199 (56.7)
> 5 152 (43.3)
Habit of eating fruit or Vegetables Yes 346 (98.6)
No 5 (1.4)
Wash fruits and vegetables before eating Yes 303 (86.3)
No 48 (13.7)
Habit of hand washing before meal Yes 344 (98)
No 7 (2.0)
Habit of hand washing after soil contact Yes 289 (82.3)
No 62 (17.7)
Habit of hand washing after toilet Yes 318 (90.6)
No 33 (9.4)
Source of water for washing clothes and utensils Piped water 311 (88.6)
River/Lake 40 (11.4)
Source of water for bathing Piped water 308 (87.7)
River/Lake 43 (12.3)
Source of water for drinking Piped water 321 (91.5)
River/Lake 30 (8.4)
Habit of swimming Yes 122 (34.8)
No 229 (65.2)
Habit of shoe wearing Yes 325 (92.6)
No 26 (7.4)
Have latrine at home Yes 334 (95.2)
No 17 (4.8)
BMI < 18.5 73 (20.8)
≥18.5 278 (79.2)