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Table 3 Distribution of intestinal parasitic infections among Chencha primary schools, 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 Mulu Tolola Chefe Chemeto p-value
No. % No. % No. % No. %  
Total positive 86 86.0 69 86.25 73 73.0 96 80.0  
Protozoans          p > 0.05
E.histolytica/dispar 14 14.0 18 22.5 9 9.0 24 20.0 P = 0.05
Giardia lamblia 12 12.0 9 11.25 18 18.0 8 6.7  
Helminths          P < 0.05
Ascaris lumbricoides 63 63.0 58 72.5 53 53.0 68 56.7 P < 0.05
Trichuris trichiura 12 12.0 12 15.0 5 5.0 19 15.8  
Hook worm species 7 7.0 0 0.0 `1 1.0 1 0.8 P < 0.05
Taenia species 2 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.8  
Hymenolopis nana 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0  
None 11 16.0 24 30.0 27 27.0 14 11.7  
Single infection 63 63.0 44 55.0 60 60.0 71 59.1  
Double infection 21 21.0 19 23.7 12 12.0 24 20.0  
Multiple infection 2 2.0 6 7.5 1 1.0 1 0.8  
  1. (P < 0.05) indicates statistically significant difference.
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