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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics with respect to their prevalence of intestinal helminths of wereda Medebay Zana, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence of intestinal helminths and associated factors among school children of Medebay Zana wereda; North Western Tigray, Ethiopia 2017

Socio-demographic characteristics Intestinal helminths Total
Positive (%) Negative (%)
Age
 6–10 11 (12.5) 77 (87.5) 88
 11–14 36 (13.5) 230 (86.5) 266
 15–19 5 (8.9) 51 (91.1) 56
Gender
 Male 27 (11.2) 213 (88.8) 240
 Female 25 (14.5) 145 (85.3) 170
Religion
 Orthodox 49 (13) 340 (87) 389
 Muslim 3 (14.3) 18 (85.7) 21
Residence
 Urban 30 (17.4) 142 (82.6) 172
 Rural 22 (22) 216 (90.8) 238
Family size
 1–3 3 (11.1) 24 (88.9) 27
 4–6 31 (15.5) 169 (84.5) 200
 > 6 18 (9.8) 165 (90.2) 183
Mother education
 Illiterate 21 (9.2) 208 (90.8) 229
 Literate 31 (17.1) 150 (41.9) 181
Father’s education
 Illiterate 31 (14.7) 108 (85.3) 211
 Literate 21 (10.6) 179 (89.4) 199
Use river water
 Yes 39 (9.6%) 366 (90.4%) 405
 No 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 5
Purpose to use river water
 To drink wash and swim 4 (9.8%) 37 (90.2%) 41
 Only to wash and swim 37 (10%) 332 (90%) 369
Shoes wearing
 Yes 26 (8%) 301 (92%) 327
 No 15 (18%) 68 (82%) 83
Cross flowing river and irrigational area
 Yes 32 (12.5%) 225 (87.5%) 257
 No 9 (5.9%) 144 (94.1%) 153