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Table 2 Prevalence of IPIs among school children by age groups and sex at Jawi Primary School in Jawi, Ethiopia, 2016/17

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated risk factors among Jawi primary school children, Jawi town, north-west Ethiopia

Parasite species Parasite infected student by age groups Total χ2 P-value
   (6–11) No.(%) (12–18) No.(%) (19–21) No.(%)    
Protozoa E.histolytica/dispar 14(7.3) 10(6.3) 0 24(5.9) 4.250 0.119
  G.lamblia 36(18.8) 33(20.7) 12(21.4) 81(19.95) 0.286 0.867
Helminths Hookworm 33(17.3) 20(12.6) 3(5.35) 56(13.8) 5.499 0.042*
  A.lumbricoides 1(0.52) 2(1.3) 0 3(0.73) 1.121 0.571
  S.mansoni 19(9.94) 19(12) 4(7.14) 42(10.34) 1.093 0.579
  H.nana 8(4.18) 9(5.66) 0 17(4.2) 3.307 0.191
  Taenia sp. 6(3.1 6(3.8) 0 12(3) 2.099 0.350
  Parasite infected student by sex    
   Male
No (%)
Female
No (%)
Total χ2 P-value
Protozoa E.histolytica/dispar 12(5.6) 12(6.3) 24(5.9) 0.105 0.746
  G.lamblia 41(19) 40(21) 81(19.95) 0.272 0.602
Helminths Hookworm 36(16.7) 20(10.5) 56(13.8) 3.205 0.073
  A.lumbricoides 2(0.9) 1(0.52) 3(0.73) 0.220 0.639
  S.mansoni 26(12) 16(8.4) 42(10.3) 1.425 0.233
  H.nana 9(4.2) 8(4.2) 17(4.2) 0.100 0.982
  Taenia sp. 8(3.7) 4(2.1) 12(3) 0.900 0.343
Single infection 96(44.4) 74(38.9) 170(41.9) 3.225 0.045*
Double infection 13(6) 12(6.3) 24(6.1) 0.688 0.708
Triple infection 4(1.8) 1(0.52) 5(1.2) 0.057 0.991
  1. * = Statistically significant (p < 0.05)