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Table 2 Percent prevalence of anaemia in different age groups and sexes (Comparison between cases with malaria infections and malaria/Helminth co infections in all age and sex groups) Alaba Kulito Health Center, SNNPR, South Ethiopia, Nov-Dec, 2007

From: Malaria and helminth co-infections in outpatients of Alaba Kulito Health Center, southern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Age % Co-infected cases who were anaemic(n/N) %Malaria infection*cases Who were anaemic (n/N) Adjusted** Odds Ratio,(95%CI), x2(df), p-value Over all Adjusted***Odds Ratio,(95%CI), x2(df), p-value
< 5 72 (18/25) 31 (13/42) 5.74(1.93-17.08) 10.5(1),0.001 2.58(1.7-3.92) 20.3(1), p < 0.001
5-14 39 (23/59) 30 (9/30) 1.49(0.58-3.82) 0.7(1),0.416  
≥ 15 36.2(59/163) 15.8(22/139) 3.02(1.73-5.26) 15.8(1), p < 0.001  
Sex     
   F 35.7 (46/129) 30.2 (29/96) 1.28(0.73-2.25) 0.7(1),0.392 2.58(1.7-3.92) 20.3(1), p < 0.001
   M 45.8 (54/118) 13 (15/115) 5.62(2.93-10.8) 29.8(1), p < 0.001  
  1. * Malaria infection without concurrent intestinal helminth infection mih = multiple (two or more) intestinal helminth infection
  2. ** The age-specific ratios within the cases were adjusted for sex or age
  3. *** Within each cases the over all Odds were adjusted for both age and sex. For the combined data the odds were adjusted for cases, age and sex