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Table 2 Univariate analysis of intestinal parasitic infections and potential risk factors among children in schools 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

Risk factors Positive (n = 45) Negative (n = 255) Total N = 300 (%) p value OR (95% CI)
Gender
 Male 28 126 154 (51.3) 0.1451 1.686 (0.8795–3.233)
 Female 17 129 146 (48.1)   
Domestic animals or pet in the house
 Yes 27 194 221 (73.7) 0.0284* 0.4716 (0.2432–0.9147)
 No 18 61 79 (26.3)   
Source of drinking water
 Pipe borne water 38 213 251 (83.7) 0.8832  
 Packed sachet water 5 26 31 (10.3)   
 Rain water 2 16 18 (6)   
Toilet facilities
 Latrine 37 228 265 (88.3) 0.1163  
 Water closet 1 10 11 (3.7)   
 In water bodies, bush or refuse dump 7 17 24 (8)   
Close proximity to refuse dump
 Yes 38 223 261 (87) 0.6301 0.7790 (0.3207–1.892)
 No 7 32 39 (13)   
Shoe wearing habit
 Yes 43 235 278 (92.7) 0.4201 1.83 (0.4125–8.118)
 No 2 20 22 (7.3)   
Hand washing habits
 Yes 43 239 282 (94) 1 1.439 (0.3193–6.488)
 No 2 16 18 (6)   
Source of food
 Cook in the house 21 100 121 (40.3) 0.4103 1.356 (0.7169–2.566)
 Street food 24 155 179 (60)   
  1. Note * = p < 0.05