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Table 1 Prevalence of parasitic infections among some school children in Accra Metropolis, Ghana

From: Intestinal parasitic infections and risk factors: a cross-sectional survey of some school children in a suburb in Accra, Ghana

  No. examined Parasites
Giardia lamblia Ascaris
lumbricoides
Hymenolepis
nana
Entamoeba coli/dispar Strongyloides
stercoralis
Schistosoma mansoni Taenia sp. Total no. (%) (n = 300)
Ages (years)
 2–3 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (18.1%)
 4–5 35 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 (20%)
 6–7 115 15 2 1 0 0 3 2 23 (20%)
 8–9 128 10 0 0 3 1 1 0 15 (11.7%)
Total no. (%) 300 30 (10) 3 (1) 1 (0.3) 3 (1) 1 (0.3) 5 (1.7) 2 (0.67) 45 (15%)
Sexes
 Male 156 17 2 1 3 0 3 2 28 (17.9%)
 Female 144 13 1 0 0 1 2 0 17 (11.8%)