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Table 1 Distribution of helminth infection with socio-demographic characteristics among inmates in Bedele prison, April 2012

From: Intestinal helminth infections among inmates in Bedele prison with emphasis on soil-transmitted helminths

Demographic characteristic Frequency (%)
Age group in years
 10–19 56 (23.9)
 20–29 80 (34.2)
 30–39 53 (22.6)
 40–49 19 (8.1)
 >50 26 (11.1)
Gender
 Male 221 (94.4)
 Female 13 (5.6)
Educational status
 Illiterate 88 (37.6)
 Literate 146 (62.4)
Residence before imprisonment
 Urban 51 (21.8)
 Rural 183 (78.2)
Duration in the prison
 ≤2 years 212 (90.6)
 >2 years 22 (9.4)
Occupation before imprisonment
 Farmer 168 (71.8)
 Merchant 16 (6.8)
 Students 32 (13.7)
 Others 18 (7.7)