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Table 2 Distribution of intestinal parasite among under five children in relation with socio-demographic and hygiene practices, Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, February, 2014

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in children under the age of 5 years attending the Debre Birhan referral hospital, North Shoa, Ethiopia

Variables Category Parasite infection X2 P value
Positive Negative
Sex
 Female 23 106 0.033 0.855
 Male 20 98
Frequent hand washing practice
 Yes 17 148 17.5 0.00
 No 26 56
Eating unwashed vegetable
 Yes 8 43 0.133 0.716
 No 35 161
Nail trimming
 Yes 15 133 13.6 0.00
 No 28 71
Maternal education
 Illiterate 19 50 7.0 0.03
 Primary 14 82
 Secondary and above 10 72
Source of drinking water
 Pipe 30 172 6.5 0.039
 Well 6 20
 River 7 12
Age in years
 ≤ 2 14 64 0.042 0.979
 2–3 12 56
 3–5 17 84
  1. X2 Chi square