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Table 2 Distribution of IPIs to sex in Chencha town primary school children, Southern Ethiopia, 2012

From: Assessment of the prevalence of intestinal parasitosis and associated risk factors among primary school children in Chencha town, Southern Ethiopia

Types of parasites Males Females Both sex p-value
No (%) No (%) No (%)
Protozoans   
E.histolytica/dispar 32 (49.3%) 33 (50.7%) 65 (16.25%) P > 0.05
Giardia lamblia 22 (46.8%) 25 (53.2%) 47 (11.75%) P > 0.05
Helminths   
Ascaris lumbricoides 117 (48.3%) 125 (41.7%) 242 (60.5%) P > 0.05
Trichuris trichiura 15 (38.4%) 24 (61.5%) 39 (9.7%) P > 0.05
Taenia species 1 (33.3%) 2 (65.7%) 3 (0.75%) P > 0.05
Hookworm species 2 (28.5%) 7 (71.5%) 9 (2.25%) P > 0.05
Hymenolepis nana 3 (100.0%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (0.75%) P > 0.05
Total 153 (47.3%) 171 (52.7%) 324 (81.0%) P > 0.05
  1. (P < 0.05) indicates statistically significant difference.
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