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Table 5 Mean concentration of helminths measured in helminths per gram (95% CI) 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 3.3 (2.0–4.5) 4.7 (1.8–7.6) 4.1 (2.3–5.9) 0.43
 Hookworms 19.6 (11.4–27.9) 21.1 (12.8–29.4) 20.5 (14.6–26.5) 0.80
 Trichuris trichiura 0.1 (0–0.3) 0.02 (0.0–0.06) 0.06 (0.02–0.14) 0.17
 Taenia spp. 3.0 (1.2–4.9) 4.7 (0.8–8.6) 4.0 (1.6–6.5) 0.52
Other helminths
 Schistosoma mansoni 0.2 (0.0–0.4) 0.6 (0.2–0.9) 0.4 (0.2–0.6) 0.11
 D. latum 0.2 (0–0.5) 0.1 (0.0–0.2) 0.1 (0.0–0.3) 0.25
Overall 26.4 (16.5–36.3) 31.2 (19.1–43.2) 29.3 (21.1–37.6) 0.57
  1. * P value for the difference in means between EcoSan and traditional pit latrines using t test