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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis of risk-factors for 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
OR 95% CI p value
Washing hands before eating
 Infrequent 1.00   0.26
 Frequent 2.56 0.49~13.25
Washing hands after using toilet facilities
 Infrequent 1.00   0.42
 Frequent 0.53 0.11~2.49
Finger sucking
 No 1.00   0.81
 Yes 0.89 0.35~2.29
Keeping the fingernails short
 No 1.00   0.64
 Yes 0.88 0.51~1.52
Way of bathing
 Showering 1.00   0.89
 Bathing in a tub 1.05 0.52~2.15
Taking a bath after getting up
 No 1.00   0.49
 Yes 1.60 0.41~6.24
Bathing with the help of family members
 No 1.00   0.55
 Yes 0.78 0.35~1.74
Type of floor
 Ground floor, single-family detached or townhouse 1.00   0.33
 Apartment 0.59 0.20~1.73
Type of bed
 Matting 1.00   0.83
 Wood or spring mattress 1.07 0.60~1.91
Change bedding < 2 weeks
 No 1.00   0.74
 Yes 1.45 0.16~13.59
Share a bedroom with family members
 No 1.00   0.14
 Yes 0.59 0.29~1.19
Share a bed with family members
 No 1.00   0.80
 Yes 1.09 0.57~2.07
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval