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Table 3 Sex related prevalence of intestinal parasites among study subjects in Gamo area

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

Parasites detected Sex χ 2 P-value
Male (n = 399) Female (n = 459)
No (%) No (%)
E. histolytica/dispar 37 (9.3) 61 (13.3) 3.40 0.065
G. lamblia 43 (10.8) 48 (10.5) 0.02 0.880
A. lumbricoides 20 (5.0) 47 (10.2) 8.10 0.004*
H. nana 4 (1.0) 3 (0.7) 0.32 0.571
Hookworm 25 (6.3) 17 (3.7) 3.01 0.083
S. mansoni 1 (0.3) ----- -- ---
S. stercoralis 28 (7.0) 23 (5.0) 1.54 0.215
Taenia spp 8 (2.0) 10 (2.2) 3.62 0.057
T. trichiura 10 (2.5) 14 (3.1) 0.23 0.630
  1. Key: * Represent statistically significant difference (P < 0.05).