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Table 1 Prevalence and intensity of parasitic infection by sex and age group

From: Schistosomiasis, intestinal helminthiasis and nutritional status among preschool-aged children in sub-urban communities of Abeokuta, Southwest, Nigeria

  S. haematobium S. mansoni A. lumbricoides Hookworm T. trichiura Taenia spp. S. stercoralis Trichostrongylus spp.
NI (%) GMIa NI (%) GMI (epg) NI (%) GMI (epg) NI (%) GMI (epg) NI (%) GMI (epg) NI (%) GMI (epg) NI (%) GMI (epg) NI (%) GMI (epg)
Sex
 Male 2 (33.3) 0.151 3 (37.5) 0.259 40 (49.4) 1.66 31 (49.2) 1.28 2 (22.2) 0.000 40 (47.6) 1.01 4 (57.1) 0.977 3 (42.9) 0.78
 Female 4 (66.7) 0.464 5 (62.5) 0.181 41 (50.6) 1.64 32 (50.8) 1.44 7 (77.8) 0.506 44 (52.4) 1.22 3 (42.9) 0.401 4 (57.1) 0.37
 p-value 0.414 0.178 0.479 0.693 0.936 0.925 0.921 0.368 0.087 0.217 0.588 0.107 0.687 0.074 0.711 0.450
Age (months)
 0–12 2 (33.3) 0.151 3 (37.5) 0.201 12 (14.8) 1.51 7 (11.1) 1.29 4 (4.8) 1.00 1 (14.3) 0.301
 12–24 2 (33.3) 0.301 2 (25.0) 0.000 14 (17.3) 1.38 12 (19.0) 1.33 1 (11.1) 0.301 17 (20.2) 0.87 1 (14.3) 0.78
 25–36 1 (12.5) 0.477 16 (19.8) 1.89 10 (15.9) 1.31 5 (55.6) 0.49 17 (20.2) 1.01 2 (28.6) 0.57 1 (14.3) 0.00
 36–48 2 (33.3) 0.628 1 (12.5) 0.602 11 (13.6) 1.70 11 (17.5) 1.22 13 (15.5) 1.19 1 (14.3) 0.60 2 (28.6) 0.15
 48–60 12 (14.8) 2.16 10 (15.9) 1.54 1 (11.1) 0.78 15 (17.9) 1.53 1 (14.3) 0.60
 61–71 1 (12.5) 0.000 16 (19.8) 1.33 13 (20.6) 1.47 2 (22.2) 0.00 18 (21.4) 1.10 2 (28.6) 1.23 3 (42.9) 0.91
 Total 6 (3.6) 0.360 8 (4.8) 0.210 81 (48.5) 1.65 63 (37.7) 1.36 9 (5.4) 0.49 84 (50.3) 1.12 7 (4.2) 0.73 7 (4.2) 0.54
 p-value 0.324 0.145 0.702 0.125 0.508 0.182 0.370 0.917 0.025 0.634 0.000 0.046 0.725 0.54 0.270 0.58
  1. NI number infected, GMI geometric mean intensity of infection
  2. aegg/10 ml of urine