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Table 1 Distribution of intestinal parasites species among patients (n = 364) at Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections among patients attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia

Type of intestinal parasite Number of male +ve for IP (%) Number of female +ve for IP (%) Total number of +ve (%)
Single infection (n = 190)
 E. histolytica/dispar 61 (16.8) 41 (11.3) 102 (28)
 Hookworm species 18 (4.9) 20 (5.5) 38 (10.4)
 G. lamblia 9 (2.3) 11 (3) 20 (5.5)
 Trichostrongyloides species 8 (2.2) 9 (2.3) 17 (4.7)
 A. lumbricoides 3 (0.8) 1 (0.8) 4 (1.1)
 S. mansoni 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5) 4 (1.1)
 H. nana 3 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.8)
 S. stercolaris 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.5)
Double infection (n = 11)
 E. histolytica/dispar and G. lamblia 3 (0.8) 2 (0.5) 5 (1.4)
 E. histolytica/dispar and A. lumbricoides 1 (0.3) 2 (0.5) 3 (0.8)
 E. histolytica/dispar and H. nana 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.5)
 A. lumbricoides and Hookworm species 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
Triple infection (n = 5)
 E. histolytica/dispar, S. stercolaris and Hookworm species 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.5)
 E. histolytica/dispar, S. mansoni and Hookworm species 2 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.5)
 E. histolytica/dispar, G. lamblia and E. vermicularis 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
Quadruple infection (n = 1)
 E. histolytica/dispar, G. lamblia, S. mansoni and H. nana 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3)
Total 115 (31.6) 92 (25.3) 207 (56.9)