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Table 3 Association between epidemiological factors, laboratory findings and the presence of Giardia trophozoites in stool samples from children living in temporary housing after the 1999 earthquake disaster in Armenia.

From: Giardiasis in children living in post-earthquake camps from Armenia (Colombia)

Risk factor With factor Without factor OR 95% Confidence Intervals P
Municipal water service versus individual water tank 10/159 0/58 ? ?-1.1 0.06
Lipid drops in stools 2/16 8/201 3.41 0.45–16.5 0.16
Flu symptoms 6/81 4/136 2.62 0.69–10.8 0.11
Plastic stock of food versus carton stock of food 1/19 9/198 1.16 0.050–7.71 0.97
Leukocytes 1/22 9/195 0.98 0.04–6.44 0.66
Yeast in stools 4/93 6/124 0.88 0.21–3.0 0.69
Communal toilet (versus individual toilet) 1/25 9/192 0.84 0.03–5.50 0.71
Mucus in fecal sample 1/26 9/191 0.80 0.03–5.24 0.72
Diarrhea 1/42 9/175 0.45 0.01–2.86 0.88
Clean lodgment 3/118 7/99 0.34 0.07–1.34 0.97