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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of Enterobius vermicularis infection among preschool children from kindergartens in the capital area of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

From: Enterobius vermicularis infection: prevalence and risk factors among preschool children in kindergarten in the capital area, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Variable Enterobius vermicularis
Positive cases Infection rate (%) p valuea
Gender
 Female (N = 192) 39 20.31 0.32
 Male (N = 200) 49 24.50
Age
  ≤ 5 years (N = 273) 49 17.95 0.001a
  > 5 years (N = 119) 39 32.77
Urban residence
 No (N = 87) 18 20.69 0.65
 Yes (N = 305) 70 22.95
Father employed
 No (N = 57) 12 21.05 0.69
 Yes (N = 312) 73 23.40
Mother employed
 No (N = 243) 62 25.51 0.08
 Yes (N = 136) 24 17.65
Have an older brother
 No (N = 148) 33 22.30 0.88
 Yes (N = 240) 55 22.92
Have an older sister
 No (N = 148) 25 16.89 0.03a
 Yes (N = 238) 63 26.47
Have a younger brother
 No (N = 197) 46 23.35 0.69
 Yes (N = 189) 41 21.69
Have a younger sister
 No (N = 200) 45 22.50 0.95
 Yes (N = 189) 43 22.75
  1. a By Chi-square test
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