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Table 2 Association between specific types of intestinal parasitosis and anemia among pregnant women from Wondo Genet district, Southern Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection and its association with anemia among pregnant women in Wondo Genet district, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Type of helminth infection Anemia Prevalence of anemia (%) Statistical test
(p-value)×
Yes No
Any helminth infection
 Yes 75 60 55.6 <  0.001*
 No 35 179 16.4
Hookworm
 Yes 36 3 92.3 < 0.001*
 No 74 236 23.9
Giardia lamblia
 Yes 15 4 78.9 <  0.001*
 No 95 235 28.8
Schistosoma mansoni
 Yes 6 2 75.0 0.007*
 No 104 237 30.5
Ascaris lumbricoides
 Yes 35 52 40.2 0.043*
 No 75 187 28.6
Entamoeba histolytica
 Yes 6 6 50.0 0.205
 No 104 233 30.9
Trichuris trichiura
 Yes 5 5 50.0 0.298
 No 105 234 31.0
  1. × Chi-square test for the first 5 variables and fisher exact test for the last 2 variables
  2. * Statistically significant difference at p-value of 0.05