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Table 3 Risk factors of intestinal helminth infections of wereda Medebay Zana north western Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017

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

Variables Laboratory result CO (CI 95%) AOR (CI 95%) p-value
Positive
n (%)
Negative
n (%)
Level of education of mother
 Illiterate 21 (9.2) 208 (90.8) 0.489 [0.270–0.883] 0.272 [0.127, 0.580] 0.001*
 Literate 31 (17.1) 150 (82.9) 1 1
Place of defecation
 Latrine 9 (6) 142 (94) 1 1 0.023*
 Open field 43 (16.6) 216 (83.3) 3.329 [1.574–7.037] 2.626 [1.145, 6.020]
Hand washing before meal
 Yes 10 (5) 209 (95) 1 1 0.000*
 No 42 (22) 149 (78) 5.959 [2.898, 12.25] 8.999 [3.725, 21.74]
Hand washing after defecation
 Always 5 (9) 80 (94.1) 1 1 0.003*
 Sometimes 19 (9) 192 (91) 1.583 [0. 571–4.387] 1.536 [0.463, 5.094]
 Not at all 28 (24.6) 86 (75.4) 5.209 [1.918, 14.14] 5.766 [1.784, 18.63]
Eating unwashed vegetable
 Always 24 (28) 61 (71. 8) 5.587 [2.519, 12.38] 5.675 [2.186–14.73 0.0001*
 Sometimes 18 (10.4) 155 (89.6) 1.649 [0.7373.692] 1.139 [0.442–2.932]  
 Not at all 10 (6.6) 142 (93.4) 1 1