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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of factors associated with IPIs among 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

Risk factors Total (%) Positive No. (%) Crude OR (95% CI) P- value
Habit of hand washing before meal Always 320 (94.1) 82 (25.6) 1.56[0.60-4.05] 0.358
Sometimes 20 (5.9) 7 (35.0) 1  
Reason of washing hands before meal Known 279 (82.1) 55 (19.7) 5.13[2.86-9.21] <0.001
Not known 61 (17.9) 34 (55.7) 1  
Eat raw or undercooked or unwashed vegetables Yes 162 (47.6) 55 (34.0) 0.46[0.28-0.754] 0.002
No 178 (52.4) 34 (19.1) 1  
Latrine availability at home Yes 322 (94.7) 84 (26.1) 1.09[0.38-3.15] 0.874
No 18 (5.3) 5 (27.8) 1  
Habit of latrine usage Always 272 (80.0) 60 (22.1) 5.10[2.08-12.52] 0.001
Sometimes 46 (13.5) 16 (34.8) 2.71[0.95-7.69] <0.001
Not at all 22 (6.5) 13 (59.1) 1  
Types of latrine used Individual 288 (84.7) 68 (23.6) 2.42[0.78-7.54] 0.014
Public 29 (8.5) 9 (31.0) 3.53[1.49-8.36] 0.004
Open field 23 (6.8) 12 (52.2) 1  
Habit of finger nail trimming regularly Yes 214 (62.8) 46 (21.5) 1.89[1.16-3.09] 0.011
No 126 (37.1) 43 (34.1) 1  
Water contact activities Yes 215 (63.2) 67 (31.2) 0.47[0.27-0.81] 0.007
No 125 (36.8) 22 (17.6) 1  
Dirty materials in the right hand fingers Present 167 (49.1) 43 (25.7) 1.04[0.64-1.69] 0.860
Absent 173 (50.9) 46 (26.6) 1  
Protective shoe Present 265 (77.9) 49 (18.5) 5.04[2.91-8.73] <0.001
Absent 75 (22.1) 40 (53.3) 1  
Personal hygiene Good 233 (68.5) 59 (25.3) 1.15[0.68-1.92] 0.597
  Poor 107 (31.5) 30 (28.0) 1