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Table 1 The prevalence of STHs using Combined, FEC, KK, STS and APC techniques among school children in ANRS, from October to December,2019.(n = 520)

From: Evaluating the performance of diagnostic methods for soil transmitted helminths in the Amhara National Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia

Parasite Diagnostic technique Prevalence detected by each method
N % 95% CI
A. lumbricoides Combined 40 7.7 5.4–10
FEC 13 2.5 1.2–3.8
KK 20 3.8 2.2–5.5
STS 32 6.2 4.2–8.4
Hookworm Combined 176 33.8 29.8–37.9
FEC 113 21.7 18.2–25.3
KK 98 18.8 15.5–22.2
STS 137 26.3 22.5–30.1
APC 152 29.2 25.3–33.2
T. trichiura Combined 4 0.8 0.02–1.5
FEC 3 0.6 0.08–1.2
KK 3 0.6 0.08–1.2
STS 4 0.8 0.02–1.5
STHs Combined 212 40.8 36.6–45.1
FEC 127 24.4 20.1–28.3
KK 117 22.5 19.1–26.3
STS 168 32.4 28.4–36.5
  1. N number positive, CI Confidence interval