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Table 4 Factors associated with A. lumbricoides infection among inmate in Bedele prison, April 2012

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

Characteristics A. lumbricoides a COR (95 % CI) AOR (95 % CI)
Positive
n (%)
Negative
n (%)
Gender
 Male 57 (25.8) 164 (74.2) 1 1
 Female 6 (46.2) 7 (53.8) 0.405 (0.131–1.257) 0.355 (0.107–1.179)
Educational status
 Illiterate 41 (28.1) 133 (71.9) 1.171 (0.641–2.140) 0.994 (0.498–1.986)
 Literate 22 (25) 66 (75) 1 1
Residence before imprisonment
 Urban 15 (29.4) 36 (70.6) 1.172 (0.590–2.328) 0.896 (0.345–2.328)
 Rural 48 (26.2) 135 (73.8) 1 1
Occupation before imprisonment
 Farmers 42 (25) 126 (75) 1.250 (0.553–2.827) 1.117 (0.355–3.511)
 Students 11 (24.4) 21 (65.6) 0.795 (0.282–2.245) 0.620 (0.191–2.010)
 Others 10 (29.4) 24 (70.6) 1 1
Duration of stay in the prison
 ≤2 years 58 (27.4) 154 (72.6) 0.781 (0.276–2.214) 1.091 (0.364–3.267)
 >2 years 5 (22.7) 17 (77.3) 1 1
Finger nail status
 Trimmed 18 (17.5) 85 (82.5) 1 1
 Untrimmed 45 (34.4) 86 (65.6) 0.405 (0.217–0.755)** 0.383 (0.200–0.731)**
Hand washing before meal
 Always 58 (26.6) 160 (73.4) 1 1
 Sometimes 5 (23.5) 11 (76.5) 0.798 (0.266–2.393) 0.843 (0.268–2.649)
  1. ** Significant at p < 0.05
  2. aIncludes both A. lumbricoides mono-infection and multiple infection with other intestinal helminths