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Table 2 Distribution of intestinal parasites species among Sebeya primary school children, January to February, 2017 (n = 422)

From: Intestinal parasitic infections and determinant factors among school-age children in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Type of intestinal parasiteNumber of male +ve (%)Number of female +ve (%)Total number of +ve (%)
Single infection (n = 92)
 E. histolytica/dispar26 (6.2)24 (5.7)50 (11.8)
 G. lamblia8 (1.9)12 (2.8)20 (4.7)
 A. lumbricoides8 (1.9)6 (1.4)14 (3.3)
 H. nana2 (0.5)1 (0.2)3 (0.7)
 Hookworm1 (0.2)2 (0.5)3 (0.7)
 T. trichiura1 (0.2)1 (0.2)2 (0.5)
Double infection (n = 26)
 E. histolytica/dispar and G.lamblia6 (1.4)4 (0.9)10 (2.4)
 E. histolytica/dispar and A. lumbricoides4 (0.9)3 (0.7)7 (1.7)
 E. histolytica/dispar and H. nana2 (0.5)5 (1.2)7 (1.7)
 G. lamblia and A. lumbricoides0 (0.0)2 (0.5)2 (0.5)
Triple infection (n = 8)
 E. histolytica/dispar, G. lamblia and  H. nana2 (0.5)1 (0.2)3 (0.7)
 E. histolytica/dispar, H. nana and Hookworm0 (0.0)3 (0.7)3 (0.7)
 E. histolytica/dispar, Hookworm and T. trichiura1 (0.2)1 (0.2)2 (0.5)
Total61 (14.5)65 (15.4)126 (29.9)