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Table 5 Adjusted OR of risk factors with IPIs among 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

Risk factors Positive no. (%) for IP Crude OR (95% CI) P value Adjusted OR P value
Sex Male 61 (35.5) 0.36[0.22-0.61] <0.001 - -
Female 28 (16.7) 1   -  
Family size ≤5 34 (21.1) 1.66[1.01-2.72] 0.045 -  
≥6 55 (30.7) 1   - -
Number of rooms ≤3 77 (28.0) 0.58[0.29-1.15] 0.119 -  
≥4 9 (18.5) 1   - -
Mothers’ educational status Unable to read and write 59 (37.8) 0.27[0.11-0.67] <0.001 - -
Primary school 27 (18.9) 0.69[0.27-1.82] 0.005 -  
Secondary school & above 6 (14.0) 1   -  
Reason of washing hands before meal Known 55 (19.7) 5.13[2.86-9.21] <0.001 4.93[2.47-9.85] <0.001
Not known 34 (55.7) 1   1  
Eat raw or undercooked or unwashed vegetables Yes 55 (34.0) 0.46[0.28-0.754] 0.002 - -
No 34 (19.1) 1   - -
Habit of latrine usage Always 60 (22.1) 5.10[2.08-12.52] 0.001 -  
Sometimes 16 (34.8) 2.71[0.95-7.69] <0.001 -  
Not at all 13 (59.1) 1   -  
Habit of finger nail trimming regularly Yes 43 (48.3) 1.89[1.16-3.09] 0.011 - -
No 46 (51.2) 1   - -
Water contact activities Yes 67 (75.3) 0.47[0.27-0.81] 0.007 0.44[0.23-0.83] 0.012
No 22 (24.7) 1   1  
Protective shoe Present 40 (44.9) 5.04[2.91-8.73] <0.001 3.66[1.96-6.86] <0.001
  Absent 49 (55.1) 1   1