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Table 3 Prevalence (%) of intestinal parasites stratified by gender

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in Hawassa University students’ clinic, Southern Ethiopia: a 10-year retrospective study

Parasite Males
No. (%)
Females
No. (%)
Prevalence
No. (%)
χ2 P-value
Hw 231 (2.1%) 39 (1.6%) 270 (2.0%) 1.944 0.163235
Al 1593 (14.1%) 453 (18.8%) 2046 (15.0%) 33.422 < 0.00001
Ev 12 (0.1%) 3 (0.1%) 15 (0.1%) 0.057 0.811302
Tt 26 (0.2%) 6 (0.3%) 32 (0.2%) 0.027 0.869482
Sm 29 (0.3%) 3 (0.1%) 32 (0.2%) 1.510 0.219139
Ts 188 (1.7%) 53 (2.2%) 241 (1.8%) 3.186 0.074272
Hn 86 (0.8%) 14 (0.6%) 100 (0.7%) 0.922 0.33695
Ss 32 (0.3%) 3 (0.1%) 35 (0.3%) 1.989 0.158445
Prevalence of helminths 2197 (19.5%) 574 (23.8%) 2771 (20.3%) 22.492 < 0.00001
Eh/d 2077 (18.4%) 387 (16.0%) 2464 (18.0%) 7.793 0.005245
Gl 1131 (10.0%) 187 (7.7%) 1318 (9.6%) 12.010 0.000529
prevalence of protozoan 3208 (28.5%) 574 (23.8%) 3782 (27.6%) 20.949 < 0.00001
Overal prevalence 5405 (47.9) 1148 (47.6) 6553 (47.9) 0.144 0.70475
Total samples 11,265 2414 13,679   
  1. Statistically significant at P < 0.05, χ2 = Chi square
  2. Hw, Hookworm Species; Al, Ascaris lumbricoides; Ev, Enterobius vermicularis; Tt, Trichuris trichiura; Sm, Schistosoma mansoni; Ts, Taenia species; Hn, Hymenolepis nana; Ss, Strongyloides stercoralis; Eh/d, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar; Gl, Giardia lamblia