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Table 2 Nutritional indicator and parasitic infection

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

  Nutritional indicator
Underweight (WAZ < − 2SD) Stunting (HAZ < − 2SD) Wasting/thinness (WHZ < − 2SD)/(BAZ < − 2SD)
NI (%) NI (%) NI (%)
Intestinal helminths infection
 Positive 28 (73.7) 51 (77.3) 14 (73.7)
 Negative 10 (26.3) 15 (22.7) 5 (26.3)
 p-value 0.551 0.995 0.694
Schistosomiasis
 Positive 2 (5.3) 3 (4.5) 1 (5.3)
 Negative 36 (94.7) 63 (95.5) 18 (94.7)
 p-value 0.602 0.286 0.730
Co-infection of schistosomiasis and intestinal helminths
 Positive 2 (5.3) 3 (4.5) 0 (0)
 Negative 36 (94.7) 63 (95.5) 19 (100)
 p-value 0.830 0.525
 Total 38 (22.8) 66 (39.5) 19 (11.4)