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Table 4 Age 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 Age Group χ 2 P-value
< 4 (n = 68) 5-14 (n = 236) 15-44 (n = 423) > 44 (n = 131)
No (%) No (%) No (%) No (%)
E. histolytica/dispar 9 (13.2) 21 (8.9) 54 (12.8) 54 (12.8) 2.56 0.462
G. lamblia 10 (14.7) 22 (9.3) 22 (9.3) 15 (11.5) 1.73 0.630
A. lumbricoides 2 (2.9) 22 (9.3) 29 (6.9) 14 (10.7) 5.03 0.170
H. nana ---- 4 (1.7) 3 (0.7) ----   ----
Hookworm ----- 10 (4.2) 24 (5.7) 8 (6.1) 4.68 0.197
S. mansoni ---- ---- 1 (0.2) ------   -----
S. stercoralis 1 (1.5) 13 (5.5) 26 (6.1) 11 (8.4) 3.96 0.266
Taenia spp ----- ----- 16 (3.9) 2 (1.5)   ----
T. trichiura 1 (1.5) 14 (5.9) 6 (1.4) 3 (2.3) 12.05 0.007*
  1. Key: < 4 years = Preschool children, 5–14 years = School children, 15–44 years = Reproductive age, > 44 years = elder.
  2. * Represent statistically significant difference (P < 0.05).