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Table 1 Distribution of IPIs according to socio-demographic characteristics of the schoolchildren in public and private schools of Kathmandu, Nepal

From: Intestinal parasitic infections among public and private schoolchildren of Kathmandu, Nepal: prevalence and associated risk factors

Characteristics Public school
N = 284
Private school
N = 224
Total positive (%) N = 101 Total N = 508 p-value Odds ratio
Positive (%) Total Positive (%) Total
Gender
 Male 35 (25.4) 138 16 (13.4) 119 51 (19.8) 257 0.842 1.0
 Female 39 (26.7) 146 11 (10.5) 105 50 (20.0) 251
Age (years)
 4–10 18 (31.6) 57 25 (14.3) 175 43 (18.5) 232 0.671 0.89
 11–19 56 (24.7) 227 2 (4.1) 49 58 (21.0) 276
Source of drinking water
 Mineral water 31 (28.2) 110 9 (13.4) 67 40 (22.6) 177 0.629  
 Filtrate water 9 (23.1) 39 5 (16.1) 31 14 (20.0) 70
 Tap water 34 (25.2) 135 13 (10.3) 126 47 (18.0) 261
Size of family
 ≤ 5 member 29 (26.4) 110 16 (13.2) 121 45 (19.5) 231 0.866 0.95
 > 5 member 45 (25.1) 174 11 (10.7) 103 56 (20.2) 277
Occupation of parent’s
 Farming 38 (31.1) 122 2 (12.5) 16 40 (29.0) 138 0.076  
 Business 17 (29.3) 58 5 (8.5) 59 22 (18.8) 117
 Others 13 (17.1) 76 8 (15.7) 51 21 (16.5) 127
 Government job 6 (21.4) 28 12 (12.2) 98 18 (14.3) 126
Ethnicity
 Dalit 11 (44.0) 25 6 (27.3) 22 17 (36.2) 47 0.045  
 Tibeto-Burman 35 (27.8) 126 10 (10.9) 92 45 (20.6) 218
 Indo-Aryan 28 (21.1) 133 11 (10.0) 110 39 (16.0) 243