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Table 1 Risk factors associated with S. haematobium infection (n = 170)

From: Prevalence of schistosomiasis and associated risk factors among school children in Um-Asher Area, Khartoum, Sudan

Variable Infection, n (%) χ2(df) P value
Positive Negative
Gender
 Male 11 (50%) 64 (43.2%) .355 (1) .551
 Female 11 (50%) 84 (56.8%)   
Age
 6–9 1 (4.5%) 37 (25%) 4.747 (2) .093
 10–13 18 (81.8%) 98 (66.2%)   
 14–17 3 (13.6%) 13 (8.8%)   
Distance of residence from water source
 Far 15 (68.2%) 98 (66.2%) .33 (1) .855
 Near 7 (31.8%) 50 (33.8%)   
Type of toilet
 Sanitary latrine 8 (36.4%) 57 (38.5%) .037 (1) .846
 Non-sanitary latrine 14 (63.6%) 91 (61.5%)   
Bathing habit
 Home 22 (100%) 129 (87.2%) 3.180 (3) .365
 Canal 0 (.0%) 3 (2.0%)   
 River 0 (.0%) 3 (2.0%)   
 All 0 (.0%) 13 (8.8%)   
Parents educational status
 Primary 8 (36.4%) 39 (26.4%) 1.107 (3) .775
 Inter mediate 3 (13.6%) 21 (14.2%)   
 Secondary 4 (18.2%) 37 (25%)   
 University 7 (31.8%) 51 (34.5%)