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Table 3 The association between individual STH infection and anaemia 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 Have anaemia AOR (95% CI) P-value
Yes (%) (Hb < 11.5 g/dl) No (%) (Hb > 11 g/dl)
STH infection
 Yes (239) 56 (23.4) 183 (76.6) 3.72 (2.68, 5.34) 0.006
 No (204) 12 (5.9) 192 (94.1)   
Parasite species
 A. lumbricoides 17 (3.8) 75 (16.9) 1.93 (1.13, 3.01) 0.004
 T. trichiura 3 (0.70) 27 (6.1) 1.42 (0.81, 2.17) 0.163
 Hookworm 21 (4.7) 50 (11.3) 2.96 (2.15, 4.86) 0.002
 Mixed infection 15 (3.4) 19 (4.3) 1.54 (1.04, 2.64) 0.019
Egg intensity in EPG
 A. lumbricoides 711.8 NA 0.31 (0.20, 1.02) 0.97
 T. trichiura 504.7 NA 0.92 (0.51, 1.07) 0.26
 Hookworm 810.4 NA 4.04 (2.20, 6.17) 0.001
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, EPG eggs per gram of faeces, Hb Haemoglobin, NA not applicable