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Table 3 chi-square test of factors associated with parasitic contamination of vegetables sold in local markets of Arba Minch Town from January to March 2018

From: Parasitic contamination of vegetables marketed in Arba Minch town, southern Ethiopia

Variables Category Number examined Rate of parasite contam inated N (%) X2 P-value
Vegetable type Tomato 100 35 (35.0)   
Salad 23 4(17.4)   
Cabbage 96 23(24.0) 13.484 0.009
Carrot 62 18(29.0)   
Green pepper 66 7(10.6)   
Washed before display Yes 49 19(38.8) 5.703 0.117
No 298 68(22.8)   
Market Sikela 230 48(20.9)   
Yetnebersh 24 12(50.0) 1.465 0.210
Shecha 57 15(26.3)   
Konso sefer 36 12(33.3)   
Means of display On the floor 338 84(24.9) 0.336 0.562
On table/shelf 9 6   
Handled by vendor who has No formal edu 36 6(16.7)   
Primary school 290 72(24.8) 4.899 0.086
Secondary/above 21 9(42.8)   
Source of vegetables Farmers 260 48(18.5) 24.122 0.000
Large scale vendors 87 39(44.8)