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Table 1 Frequency distribution of sex, age group and altitude of the study subjects in Gamo area

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among highland and lowland dwellers in Gamo area, South Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequencies Χ 2 P value
Positive (%) Negative Total
Sex      
  Male 154 (38.6) 245 399   
  Female 188 (41.0) 271 459 0.49 0.481
Total 342 (39.9) 516 858   
Age group      
  < 4 20 (29.4) 48 68   
  5-14 91 (38.6) 145 236   
  15-44 179 (42.3) 244 423 4.33 0.228
  > 44 52 (39.7) 79 131   
Total 342 (39.9) 516 858   
Altitude      
  Lowland* 174 (37.9) 285 459   
  Highland** 169 (42.3) 230 399 1.75 0.185
Total 342 (39.9) 516 858   
  1. Key: * Lante and Kolla Shelle.
  2. ** Dorze and Gereessie.