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Table 4 Prevalence of helminthes by latrine type

From: Is there a difference in prevalence of helminths between households using ecological sanitation and those using traditional pit latrines? A latrine based cross sectional comparative study in Malawi

Name of helminth EcoSan latrines Traditional pit latrines Total P value
STH
 Ascaris lumbricoides 38 (62.3%) 41 (43.2%) 79 (50.6%) 0.02*
 Hookworms 34 (55.7%) 79 (83.2%) 113 (72.4%) 0.001*
 Trichuris trichiura 2 (3.3%) 1 (1.1%) 3 (1.9%) 0.323
 Taenia spp. 20 (32.8%) 43 (45.3%) 63 (40.4%) 0.121
Other helminths
 Schistosoma mansoni 3 (5.0%) 15 (15.8%) 18 (11.5%) 0.038*
 D. latum 1 (1.6%) 5 (5.3%) 6 (3.8%) 0.251
At least one helminth 51 (83.6%) 83 (87.4%) 134 (85.9%) 0.051
  1. * Presence of a significant relationship using Chi Square test