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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and intestinal parasites positivity at Wolkite University Cafeteria food handlers from January to May, 2016 (n = 170)

From: Magnitude of enteropathogens and associated factors among apparently healthy food handlers at Wolkite University Student’s Cafeteria, Southern Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency, n (%) Positive for parasite, n (%)
Sex
 Female 149 (87.6) 85 (86.7)
 Male 21 (12.4) 13 (13.3)
Age (years)
 12–19 16 (9.4) 9 (9.2)
 20–40 146 (85.9) 84 (85.7)
 ≥ 41 8 (4.7) 5 (5.1)
Educational levels
 Illiterate 12 (7.1) 7 (7.1)
 1–6 grade 44 (25.9) 25 (25.5)
 7–12 grade 113 (66.5) 65 (66.3)
 > 12 grade 1 (0.6) 1 (1.0)
Service year
 < 1 year 46 (27.1) 24 (24.5)
 1–2 years 68 (40.0) 39 (39.8)
 > 2 years 56 (32.9) 35 (35.7)
Job type
 Cooker 68 (40.0) 41 (24.1)
 Server 49 (28.8) 28.8 (17.6)
 Cleaner 30 (17.7) 17.7 (4.7)
 Chopper 23 (13.5) 13.5 (11.2)
Total 170 (100.00) 98 (57.6)