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Table 2 Intestinal parasite and anaemia among 610 pre-school children in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia, 2017

From: Intestinal parasitosis, anaemia and risk factors among pre-school children in Tigray region, northern Ethiopia

Variables No (%)
Children with intestinal parasite(s) detected 354 (58)
Number of single parasitic infections 249 (40.8)
Number of double parasitic infections 83 (13.6)
Number of triple parasitic infections 22 (3.6)
Haemoglobin level
 Normal 478 (78.4)
 Anaemia 132 (21.6)
Infection type
Protozoa
E. histolytica/dispar 125 (20.5)
G. lamblia 52 (8.5)
Cryptosporidium spp. 11 (1.8)
E. vermicularis 2 (0.3)
Helminths
H. nana 59 (9.7)
A. lumbricoides 1 (0.2)
S. stercoralis 1 (.2)
Double infection
G. lamblia + E. histolytica/dispar 44 (7.2)
G. lamblia + H. nana 8 (1.3)
E. histolytica/dispar + H. nana 27 (4.7)
G. lamblia + Cryptosporidium spp. Oocyst 2 (0.3)
E. histolytica/dispar + E. vermicularis 2 (0.3)
Triple infection
G. lamblia + E. histolytica/dispar + H. nana 8 (1.3)
E. histolytica/dispar + G. lamblia + Cryptosporidium spp. 14 (2.3)