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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and prevalence of S. mansoni among school children attending primary schools in Jimma town, an urban setting, southwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma mansoni infections among schoolchildren attending primary schools in an urban setting in Southwest, Ethiopia

Variables S. mansoni infection status Total (%) χ 2 P value
No. of positive (%) No. of negative (%)
Sex
 Male 67 (13.4) 434 (86.6) 501 (50.1) 31.587 0.001
 Female 17 (3.4) 482 (96.6) 499 (49.9)
Age (years)
 5–9 11 (3.5) 303 (96.5) 314 (31.4) 21.187 0.001
 10–13 31 (8.3) 344 (91.7) 375 (37.5)
 14–19 42 (13.5) 269 (86.5) 311 (31.1)