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Table 3 Comparison of two primary schools based on statistically significant characteristics

From: Health inequities: lower socio-economic conditions and higher incidences of intestinal parasites

Characteristics Şehzadeler (ŞPS) Ülkem (ÜPS)  
Socio-demographic characteristics n (%) n (%) p value
Residence (n = 287)    
Shanty area 79 (40.7) 0 (0)  
City 115 (59.3) 93 (100) <0.001
Education of mother (n = 284)    
Uneducated/primary school Incomplete 63 (32.6) 0 (0) <0.001
Primary school 89 (46.1) 5 (5.5)  
High school and more 41 (21.2) 86 (91)  
Father's social statusa (n = 255)    
High 52 (30.6) 84 (98.8) <0.001
Low 118 (69.4) 1 (1.2)  
Mother's employment (n = 293)    
Employed 23 (11.7) 56 (57.7) < 0.001
Unemployed 173 (88.3) 41 (42.3)  
Housing conditions    
Owner (n = 294)    
Yes 123 (62.4) 77 (79.4) 0.03
No 74 (37.6) 20 (20.6)  
Each student has his/her own bedroom (n = 291)    
Yes 45 (23.1) 85 (88.5) < 0.001
No 150 (76.9) 11 (11.5)  
Number of person living in house (n = 292)    
≤4 (n = 47) 16 (8.1) 31 (32.0) < 0.001
>4 (n = 247) 181 (91.9) 66 (68.0)  
Number of brother/sister (n = 294)    
≤2 91 (46.2) 87 (89.7) < 0.001
>2 100 (53.8) 10 (10.3)  
Drinking water (n = 288)    
Treated 176 (92.1) 24 (24.7) < 0.001
Untreated 15 (7.9) 73 (75.3)  
Washbasin in toilet (n = 290)    
Yes 18 (61.1) 97 (100) <0.001
No 75 (38.9) 0 (0)  
Hygienic habits    
Washing hands (n = 293)    
Only water 117 (59.7) 22 (22.6) < 0.001
With soap and water 79 (40.3) 75 (77.3)  
  1. aThe indicators of father's social status: Low social level: unemployment, working at unqualified jobs, working at temporary jobs. High social level: employee, employer, employee based on high wage, craftsman