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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants, Jimma Town, Southwest Ethiopia, 2012

From: Status of intestinal parasitic infections among residents of Jimma Town, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Kebele Bocho Bore 184 (42.4)
Hermata Mentina 91 (20.9)
Bossa Addis 81 (18.7)
Seto Semero 78 (18.0)
Gender Male 156 (35.9)
Female 278 (64.1)
Occupation Private 44 (10.1)
Employed 46 (10.6)
House wife 101 (23.3)
Daily labourer 40 (9.2)
Student 196 (45.2)
Others 7 (1.6)
Age group in years ≤10 93 (21.4)
11-20 120 (27.6)
21-30 88 (20.3)
31-40 65 (15.0)
>40 68 (15.7)
Educational status Illiterate 61 (14.0)
Literate 373 (86.0)
Latrine availability Present 358 (82.3)
Absent 76 (17.7)
Latrine with hand washing facility (n = 358) Yes 60 (16.8)
  No 298 (83.2)