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Table 3 The detection rate of FEC, KK and STS techniques individually and their combinations for the diagnosis of STHs parasites 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

Methods Total examined(N) STHs
Pos (N (%)) % (95% CI)
FEC 520 127 (24.4) 20.1–28.3
KK 520 117 (22.5) 19.1–26.3
STS 520 168 (32.4) 28.4–36.5
FEC + KK 520 152 (29.2) 25.5–33.3
FEC + STS 520 184 (35.4) 31.4–39.6
KK + STS 520 186 (35.8) 31.8–40
FEC + KK + STS 520 195 (37.5) 33.4–41.7
  1. Pos positive, Neg negative, N number