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Table 2 Chi square test of factors associated with bacterial contamination of vegetables sold in local markets of Arba Minch Town from January to March 2018

From: Bacterial contamination of vegetables sold in Arba Minch Town, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Category Number examined Rate of parasite contaminated N (%) Χ2 p-value
Vegetable type Tomato 100 29 (29.0)   
Lettuce 23 10 (43.5)   
Cabbage 96 69 (71.9) 40.107 0.000
Carrot 62 35 (56.5)   
Green pepper 66 26 (39.4)   
Washed before display Yes 49 27 (55.1) 0.958 0.334
No 298 142 (47.7)   
Market Sikela 230 109 (47.4)   
Yetnebersh 24 12 (50.0) 8.346 0.039
Shecha 57 36 (63.2)   
Konso sefer 36 12 (33.3)   
Means of display On the floor 338 166 (49.1) 0.874 0.350
On table/shelf 9 3 (33.3)   
Handled by vendor who has No formal edu 36 15 (41.7) 1.196 0.550
Primary school 290 145 (50.0)   
Secondary/above 21 9 (42.9)   
Source of vegetables Farmers 260 120 (46.2) 2.986 0.100
Large scale vendors 87 49 (56.3)