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Table 2 Comparative analysis of three methods for the diagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis in 27 positive stool samples from Yirgalem Hospital, southern Ethiopia, 2007.

From: Cryptosporidium and Strongyloides stercoralis infections among people with and without HIV infection and efficiency of diagnostic methods for Strongyloides in Yirgalem Hospital, southern Ethiopia

Parasitological diagnostic technique Positive for S. stercoralis McNemar's Chi-square
(df = 1)
One sided P- value
  Number Percent   
Water- emergence 23 85.2 4.57 0.033
Direct saline mount 15 55.6   
Water- emergence 23 85.2 5.40 0.020
Formol-ether 14 51.9   
Direct saline mount 15 55.6 0.33 0.564
Formol-ether 14 51.9