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Table 1 Prevalence STH infection, anaemia and under nutrition among schoolchildren in Yirgacheffee selected elementary schools, South Ethiopia, 2017

From: Soil-transmitted helminth infections, anemia and undernutrition among schoolchildren in Yirgacheffee, South Ethiopia

Variable Rural, no. infected (%) Urban, no. infected (%) Total no. infected/positive (%) P-value
STH infection
 A. lumbricoides 51 (53.1) 45 (46.9) 96 (21.7) 0.004
 Hookworm 40 (54.1) 34 (45.9) 74 (16.7)
 T. trichiura 15 (46.9) 17 (53.1) 32 (7.2)
 Mixed infection 21 (56.8) 16 (43.2) 37 (8.4)
  127 (53.1) 112 (46.9) 239 (54.0)
Anaemia
 Yes 38 (55.9) 30 (44.1) 68 (15.4) 0.461
 No 197 (52.5) 178 (47.5) 375 (84.6)
Undernutrition
 Yes 66 (51.6) 62 (48.4) 128 (28.9) 0.275
 No 167 (53.0) 148 (47.0) 315 (71.1)
Types of undernutrition
 Stunting 25 (52.1) 23 (47.9) 48 (10.8) 0.089
 Wasting 9 (39.1) 14 (60.9) 23 (5.2)
 Underweight 32 (56.1) 25 (43.9) 57 (12.9)
  1. STH soil-transmitted helminth, no. number