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Table 2 The relationship between risk factors for meat handling practices and prevalence of intestinal parasites.

From: The risk of pathogenic intestinal parasite infections in Kisii Municipality, Kenya

Risk factor No of samples Frequency of intestinal parasites (%) Score of parasite density
Storage Method    
   Refrigerator 80 31 (7.0) 1.40
   Open surface 200 165 (37.5) 1.87
   Wire mesh 160 138 (31.4) 1.63
Cashier    
   Absent 300 263 (59.8) 1.85
   Present 140 71(16.1) 1.64
Protective clothing    
   Present 200 134(30.5) 1.50
   Absent 240 200(45.5) 1.61
Houseflies    
   Present 300 263(59.8) 1.83
   Absent 140 71(16.1) 1.64