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Table 1 Intestinal parasites in diarrheal patients at Gondar teaching hospital, Gondar, Ethiopia, October 2006 to March 2007.

From: Intestinal parasitosis and shigellosis among diarrheal patients in Gondar teaching hospital, northwest Ethiopia

Intestinal parasites Male (n = 180)
No. (%)
Female(n = 204)
No. (%)
Total (n = 384)
No. (%)
P value
Entamoeba histolytica/dispar 8(4.4) 20(9.8) 28(7.3) 0.044
Giardia lamblia 5 (2.8) 14(6.9) 19(5.0) 0.066
Ascaris lumbricoides 10(5.6) 11 (5.4) 21(5.5) 1.00
Strongyloides stercoralis 6 (3.3) 6 (2.9) 12(3.1) 0.82
Schistosoma mansoni 6 (3.3) 6(2.9) 12(3.1) 0.82
Hookworm infection 3 (1.7) 4(2.0) 7(1.8) 1.00
Hymenolepis species 3 (1.7) 2 (1.0) 5(1.3) 0.67
Cryptosporidium parvum 4 (2.2) 3(1.5) 7(1.8) 0.71
Isospora belli 0 (0) 5(2.5) 5(1.3) 0.063
Multiple infections 12 (6.7) 12 (5.9) 24 (6.3) 0.751
Overall prevalence 57 (31.7) 83(40.8) 140 (36.5) 0.066
  1. P value from Fisher's exact test