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Table 3 Regression analysis showing factors associated with H. pylori-intestinal parasites co-infection

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

Variables n Co-infection COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) p value
Yes (%)
Sex
 Female 208 55 (26.4) 1 1  
 Male 155 57 (36.8) 1.62 (1.03–2.54) 1.61 (1.01–2.56) 0.044*
Residence
 Urban 155 33 (21.3) 1   
 Rural 208 79 (38.0) 2.26 (1.41–3.64)  
Marital status
 Without partner 129 45 (34.9) 1  
 With partner 234 67 (28.6) 0.75 (0.47–1.19)   
 Gov’t employee 68 14 (20.6) 1   
Occupation
 Farmer 153 58 (37.9) 2.36 (1.20–4.61)  
 Student 71 26 (36.6) 2.23 (1.04–4.77)  
 House wife 40 10 (25.0) 1.29 (0.51–3.25)  
 Other 31 4 (12.9) 0.57 (0.17–1.90)  
Education
 Illiterate 139 51 (36.7) 2.10 (1.14–3.89)  
 Primary (1–8) 72 17 (23.6) 1.12 (0.53–2.36)  
 Secondary (9–12) 64 25 (39.1) 2.33 (1.14–4.76)  
 College and above 88 19 (21.6) 1   
Availability of toilet
 Yes 295 78 (26.4) 1   
 No 68 34 (50) 2.78 (1.62–4.78)  
Drinking water
 Tap 223 53 (23.8) 1 1  
 River 104 39 (37.5) 1.93 (1.17–3.18) 1.85 (1.11–3.07) 0.018*
 Ground/spring 36 20 (55.6) 4.01 (1.94–8.29) 4.10 (1.97–8.52) 0.000*
  1. * Significant