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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the students from Yadot primary school, Delo-Mena district, South Eastern Ethiopia, 2013

From: Prevalence and its associated risk factors of intestinal parasitic infections among Yadot primary school children of South Eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total (%) No. of + ve for IPIs* (%) P-value**
Sex Male 172 (50.6) 61 (35.5) <0.001
Female 168 (49.4) 28 (16.7)  
Age in years 6-9 101 (29.7) 23 (22.8) 0.603
10-14 203 (59.7) 57 (28.1)  
≥15 36 (10.6) 9(25.0)  
Grade level Grade 1-4 216 (63.5) 59 (27.3) 0.529
Grade 5-8 124 (36.5) 30 (24.2)  
Family size ≤5 161 (47.4) 34 (21.1) 0.044
≥6 179 (52.6) 55 (30.7)  
Number of rooms ≤3 275 (80.9) 77 (28.0) 0.116
≥4 65 (19.1) 9 (18.5)  
Mothers’ educational status Unable to read and write 148 (43.5) 56 (37.8) <0.001
Primary school 143 (42.1) 27 (18.9)  
  High school& above 49 (14.4) 6 (14.0)  
Parents’ occupation Merchant 141 (41.5) 36 (25.5) 0.230
Employee 95 (27.9) 25(26.3)  
Farmer 78 (22.9) 25 (32.1)  
  Unemployed 26 (7.6) 3 (11.5)  
  1. *IPIs = Intestinal Parasitic Infections** p-value of χ 2 test for the trends.