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Table 2 Factors associated with intestinal parasite infection among residents in Jimma Town, Southwest Ethiopia, 2012

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

Characteristics Intestinal parasite COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
  Positive n(%) Negative n(%)    P-value
Kebele Bocho Bore 87(47.3) 97(52.7) 1 1 <0.001
Hermata Mentina 59(64.8) 32(35.2) 2.1(1.22-3.45)* 3.0(1.71-5.39)
Seto Semero 32(41) 46(59) 0.8(0.45-1.32) 0.8(0.42-1.40)
Bossa Addis 31(38.3) 50(61.7) 0.7(0.40-1.17) 0.7(0.40-1.33)
Sex Male 83(53.2) 73(46.8) 1.4(0.92-2.03) 1.5 (0.931-2.27) >0.05
Female 126(45.3) 152(54.7) 1 1
Age group in years <10 60(64.5) 33(35.5) 1.6(0.85-2.82) 3.8(1.33-10.36) <0.001
10-20 64(53.3) 56(46.7) 1 1
21-30 40(45.5) 48(54.5) 0.7(0.42-1.26) 0.8(0.45-1.53)
31-40 25(38.5) 40(61.5) 0.6(0.29-1.01) 0.6(0.28-1.10)
>40 20(29.4) 48(70.6) 0.4(0.19-.68)* 0.3(0.13-.55)
Educational status Illiterate 37(60.7) 24(39.3) 1.8(1.03-3.13)* 3.2(1.64-6.19) <0.001
Literate 172(46.1) 201(53.9) 1 1
Monthly family income** <500 155(52.9) 138(47.1) 1.5(0.76-2.764)* 2.9(1.32-4.90) 0.041
≥500 39(37.9) 64(62.1) 1 1
Hand washing before meals Always 196(46.9) 222(53.1) 1 1 0.016
Sometimes 13(81.3) 3(18.7) 4.9(1.37-17.47)* 5.4(1.36-21.07)
Solid waste disposal method Burning 128(44.9) 157(55.1) 1 1 >0.05
Pit 67(54.9) 55(45.1) 1.5(0.976-2.288) 1.3(0.809-2.114)
  Open field 14(51.9) 13(48.1) 1.3(0.599-2.911) 1.4(0.568-3.293)  
  1. *Statistically significant at P < 0.05, COR = Crude Odds Ratio, AOR = Adjusted Odds Ratio, adjusted for other factors shown in the table, CI = Confidence Interval **Estimated monthly family income in Ethiopian Birr.