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Table 1 Prevalence of protozoal and helmenthic parasitic infections among people living in a slum in Kathmandu

From: Detection of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cyclospora cayetanensis infections among people living in a slum area in Kathmandu valley, Nepal

Characteristics No of samples Any parasite, no. (%) Protozoal parasite, no. (%) Helminthic parasite, no. (%) C. cayetanensis, no. (%) C. parvum, no. (%)
Age (years)
 <15 198 55 (27.8) 42 (21.2) 13 (6.6) 8 (4.0) 3 (1.5)
 ≥15 64 16 (25.0) 14 (21.9) 2 (3.1) 2 (3.1) 1 (1.6)
Sex       
 Male 117 30 (25.6) 24 (20.5) 6 (5.1) 5 (4.3) 2 (1.4)
 Female 145 41 (28.3) 32 (22.1) 9 (6.2) 5 (3.5) 2 (1.7)
Drinking water
 Tanker 102 58 (56.9) 43 (42.2) 15 (14.7) 6 (5.9) 3 (2.9)
 Tap 89 10 (11.2) 10 (11.2) 0 (0.0) 3 (3.4) 1 (1.1)
 Bottle 71 3 (4.2) 3 (4.2) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.4) 0 (0.0)
Education
 Illiterate 114 32 (28.1) 25 (21.9) 7 (6.1) 6 (5.3) 3 (2.6)
 Literate 148 39 (26.4) 31 (21.0) 8 (5.4) 4 (2.7) 1 (0.7)
No. of members in household
 1–3 53 9 (17.0) 9 (17.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (3.8) 2 (3.8)
 4–7 135 43 (31.9) 34 (25.2) 9 (6.7) 3 (2.2) 0 (0.0)
 8–11 74 19 (25.7) 9 (17.0) 6 (8.1) 5 (6.8) 2 (2.7)
Occupation
 Student 163 45 (27.6) 35 (21.5) 10 (6.1) 8 (4.9) 3 (1.8)
 Farmer 32 10 (31.3) 10 (31.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.1) 0 (0.0)
 Factory worker 47 11 (23.4) 8 (17.0) 3 (6.4) 1 (2.1) 1 (2.1)
 Others 20 5 (25.0) 3 (15.0) 2 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)