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Table 1 The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection with respect to socio-demographic characteristics of food handlers at Arba Minch University students’ cafeteria, Arba Minch, South Ethiopia, April- June 2015

From: Prevalence and factors associated with intestinal parasitic infections among food handlers of Southern Ethiopia: cross sectional study

Demographic characters Infected Not infected X 2 p-value
No. (%) No. (%)
Sex
 Male 41 (40) 62 (60) 4.36 0.037
 Female 78 (28.6) 195 (71.4)   
Age in years
 ≤ 20 14 (50) 14 (50) 8.05 0.045
 21–35 71 (29.8) 167 (70.2)   
 36–50 34 (33) 69 (67)   
 ≥ 50 0 7 (100)   
Years of service
 < 1 year 15 (58) 11 (42) 11.12 0.011
 1–5 years 49 (30) 112 (70)   
 6–10years 38 (32) 79 (68)   
 > 10 years 17 (23.6) 55 (76.4)   
Educational status
 Illiterate 11 (31) 24 (69) 2.62 0.45
 Primary school 40 (29.2 97 (70.8)   
 Secondary school 29 (28.7) 72 (71.3)   
 Higher than secondary school 39 (38) 64 (62)   
Certified in food training
 No 73 (30.4) 167 (69.6) 0.53 0.77
 Yes 46 (33.8) 90 (66.2)