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Table 2 Prevalence of intestinal parasites in relation to the different risk factors in St. Mary Aksum General Hospital, from March to April 2017, Tigray, Ethiopia

From: Intestinal parasitosis in relation to CD4 count and anemia among ART initiated patients in St. Mary Aksum general hospital, Tigray, Ethiopia

Variables   Frequency Percentage (%) Positive to IPIs, n (%)
Practice of hand washing before meal Yes 191 78.9 37(19.4)
No 51 21.1 27(52.9)
Practice of eating uncooked vegetables Yes 59 24.4 26(44.1)
No 183 75.6 38(20.8)
Practice of eating raw meat Yes 14 5.8 5(35.7)
No 128 94.2 59(25.9)
Water source of drinking Tap water 232 95.9 62(26.7)
River 10 4.1 2(20.0)
Presence of toilet Yes 237 97.9 62(26.2)
No 5 2.1 2(40.0)
Practice of hand Yes 240 99.2 63(26.2)
washing after toilet No 2 .8 1(50.0)
Practice of finger nails trim Yes 213 88.0 59(27.7)
No 29 12.0 5(17.2)
Participate in agriculture Yes 39 16.1 15(38.5)
No 203 83.9 49(24.1)
History of medication for intestinal parasite Yes 146 60.3 30(20.5)
No 96 39.7 34(35.4)
Total   242 100 64 (26.4%)
  1. Note: IPs Intestinal parasites