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Table 2 The overall prevalence of the soil transmitted helminthes and the significance of associated risk factors among school children in Gurage zone southern Ethiopia (January to December 30, 2017) (n = 600)

From: Prevalence, infection intensity and associated factors of soil transmitted helminths among primary school children in Gurage zone, South Central Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study design

Variables Soil transmitted helminthes p-value
No Yes Total
Gender
 Male 314 (89.97%) 35 (10.03%) 349 (58.17) > 0.05
 Female 228 (90.84%) 23 (9.16%) 251 (41.83%) 1
Age group
 < 6 7 (77.78%) 2 (22.22%) 9 (1.5%) 1
 6–10 268 (89.63%) 31 (10.37%) 299 (49.83%) > 0.05
 11–15 240 (90.91%) 24 (9.09%) 264 (44.0%) > 0.05
 > 15 28 (100%) 0 (0%) 28 (4.67%) > 0.05
Districts
 Abeshege 271 (91.25%) 26 (8.75%) 297 (49.50%) > 0.05
 Kebena 182 (91.24%) 18 (8.76%) 200 (33.33%) > 0.05
 Cheha 88 (86.27%) 14 (13.73%) 103 (17.00%) 1
Mother’s education
 Illiterate 254 (91.67%) 23 (8.30%) 277 (46.17%) > 0.016
 Informal 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.17%) > 0.05
 Primary 249 (89.89%) 31 (11.07%) 280 (46.67%) > 0.05
 Secondary 33 (100%) 0 (0%) 33 (5.5%) > 0.05
 University 6 (66.67%) 3 (33.33%) 9 (1.5%) 1
Play in the soil
 Yes 496 (90.18%) 54 (9.82%) 550 (91.67%) > 0.05
 No 45 (91.49%) 5 (8.51%) 50 (8.33%) 1
Untrimmed finger
 Yes 257 (91.14%) 27 (8.86%) 284 (47.33%) > 0.05
 No 283 (89.56%) 33 (10.44%) 316 (52.67%) 1
Nail biting habit
 Yes 287 (90.54%) 30 (9.46%) 317 (52.83%) > 0.05
 No 255 (90.88%) 28 (9.12%) 283 (47.17%) 1
Have private toilet
 Yes 514 (90.37) 55 (9.63%) 569 (94.83%) > 0.05
 No 30 (96.77%) 1 (3.23%) 31 (5.17%) 1
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