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Table 3 Univariate analyses of factors associated with intestinal helminth infection among inmates in Bedele prison, April 2012

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

Variables Intestinal helminth COR (95 % CI)
Positive
n (%)
Negative
n (%)
Gender
 Male 102 (46.2) 119 (53.8) 1
 Female 9 (69.2) 4 (30.8) 0.381 (0.114–1.274)
Educational status
 Illiterate 44 (50.0) 44 (50.0) 1.179 (0.694–2.003)
 Literate 67 (45.9) 79 (54.1) 1
Residence before imprisonment
 Urban 25 (49.0) 26 (51.0) 0.922 (0.496–1.716)
 Rural 86 (47.0) 97 (53.0) 1
Occupation before imprisonment
 Farmer 81 (48.2) 87 (51.8) 0.752 (0.356–1.587)
 Student 16 (50.0) 16 (50.0) 0.700 (0.265–1.852)
 Others 14 (41.2) 20 (58.8) 1
Duration of stay in the prison
 ≤2 years 106 (50.0) 106 (50.0) 0.294 (0.105–0.826)*
 >2 years 5 (22.7) 17 (77.3) 1
Fingernail status
 Trimmed 36 (35.0) 67 (65.0) 1
 Untrimmed 75 (57.3) 56 (42.7) 0.401 (0.235–0.684)*
Hand washing before meal
 Always 101 (46.3) 117 (53.7) 1
 Sometimes 10 (62.5) 6 (37.5) 0.518 (0.182–1.475)
  1. * Significant at p < 0.05