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Table 2 Prevalence of H. pylori and intestinal parasites among study participants attending at Mekanesalem Hospital from December 10, 2015–February 30, 2016

From: Co-infection of intestinal parasites and Helicobacter pylori among upper gastrointestinal symptomatic adult patients attending Mekanesalem Hospital, northeast Ethiopia

  Total (%) H. pylori infection COR (95% CI) p value
No, no (%) Yes, no (%)
Intestinal parasite
 No parasite 224 (61.7) 82 (75.9) 142 (55.7) 1  
 G. lamblia 81 (22.3) 14 (13) 67 (26.3) 2.76 (1.46–5.23) 0.002*
 E. hystolytica 47 (12.9) 12 (11.1) 35 (13.7) 1.68 (0.83–3.43) 0.15
 A. lumbricoids 4 (1.1) 4 (1.6)   
 E. vermicularis 7 (1.9) 7 (2.7)   
 Total 363 (100) 108 (100) 255 (100)   
  1. * Significant