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Table 6 Concentration of helminths per gram of faecal sludge in EcoSan and traditional pit latrines by district

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 Blantyre District Chikwawa District P value*
EcoSan latrines Traditional pit latrines EcoSan Traditional pit latrines  
STH
 Ascaris lumbricoides 3.9 3.3 2.3 5.1 0.46
 Hookworms 26.2 19.7 8.0 21.5 0.81
 Trichuris trichiura 0.1 0 0.2 0.0 0.18
 Taenia spp. 4.7 2.8 0.1 5.2 0.53
Other helminths
 Schistosoma mansoni 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.11
 D. latum 0.3 0.2 0 0.1 0.67
Overall (all helminths) 35.1 26.0 11.0 32.6 0.58
  1. * P value for the mean concentration of helminths by district using t test