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Table 1 Distribution of different intestinal parasite species in relation to sex and age groups at Poly Health Center, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2009–2013

From: A 5 year retrospective analysis of common intestinal parasites at Poly Health Center, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia

Type of parasite Sex
No (%)
Age groups
No (%)
Male Female Total ≤ 9 10–19 20–29 30–39 40–49 ≥ 50 Total
A. lumbricoides 422 (47.4) 469 (52.6) 891 (16.2) 202 (22.7) 240 (26.9) 228 (25.6) 102 (11.4) 60 (6.7) 59 (6.6) 891 (16.2)
Hookworm 102 (55.7) 81 (44.3) 183 (3.3) 45 (24.6) 34 (18.6) 55 (30.1) 23 (12.6) 11 (6.0) 15 (8.2) 183 (3.3)
T. trichiura 21 (44.7) 26 (55.3) 47 (0.9) 16 (34.0) 11 (23.4) 9 (19.1) 5 (10.6) 2 (4.3) 4 (8.5) 47 (0.9)
S. mansoni 81 (60.9) 52 (39.1) 133 (2.4) 26 (19.5) 48 (36.1) 39 (29.3) 12 (9.1) 3 (2.3) 5 (3.8) 133 (2.4)
S. stercularis 47 (45.6) 56 (54.4) 103 (1.9) 15 (14.7) 28 (27.2) 33 (32.0) 14 (13.6) 6 (5.8) 7 (6.8) 103 (1.9)
H. nana 113 (49.6) 115 (50.4) 228 (4.1) 105 (46.1) 70 (30.7) 35 (15.4) 11 (4.8) 3 (1.3) 4 (1.8) 228 (4.1)
Taenia Species 13 (40.6) 19 (59.4) 32 (0.7) 5 (15.6) 9 (28.1) 7 (21.9) 4 (12.5) 2 (6.3) 5 (15.6) 32 (0.7)
E. vermicularis 66(49.6) 67 (50.4) 133 (2.4) 41 (30.8) 33 (24.8) 27 (20.3) 15 (11.3) 6 (4.5) 11 (8.3) 133 (2.4)
G. lamblia 746 (49.2) 770 (50.8) 1516 (27.5) 460 (30.3) 275 (18.1) 381 (25.1) 179 (11.8) 105 (6.9) 116 (7.7) 1516 (27.5)
E. histolytica/dispar 1088 (48.5) 1156 (51.5) 2244 (40.7) 457 (20.4) 498 (22.2) 645 (28.4) 276 (12.3) 154 (6.9) 214 (9.5) 2244 (40.7)
Over all total 2699 (49) 2811 (51) 5510 (100) 1372 (24.9) 1246 (22.6) 1459 (26.5) 641 (11.6) 352 (6.4) 440 (8.0) 5510 (100)
  1. The highest frequency of the intestinal parasites infection in relation to sex and age groups is showed in italics