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Table 1 Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections in mothers and their infants in the Butajira birth cohort, Ethiopia, 2007

From: Prevalence and risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth infection in mothers and their infants in Butajira, Ethiopia: a population based study

Soil-transmitted helminths Children (N = 905) No (%) Mothers (N = 908) No (%)
Hookworms 21 (2.3) 328 (36.1)
Ascaris lumbricoides 13 (1.5) 80 (8.8)
Trichuris trichiura 4 (0.4) 30 (3.3)
Strongyloides stercoralis 10 (1.1) 29 (3.2)
Any soil-transmitted helminth infection 44 (4.9) 395 (43.5)
Prevalence of single infection 40 (4.4) 329 (36.2)
Prevalence of double infection 4 (0.4) 60 (6.6)
Prevalence of triple infection 0 (0) 6 (0.7)
  1. N = total number of study participants