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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of intestinal parasitic infections and potential risk factors among 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

Variables Negative Positive Crude OR (95 % CI) P-value Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P-value
No. (%) No. (%)
Sex
 Male 62(60) 41(40) 1.653(1.029–2.656) 0.038 1.199(0.680–2.114) 0.530
 Female 195(71.4) 78(28.6) 1.00   1.00  
Age
 < 20 years 14(50) 14(50) 2.352(1.066–5.188), 0.034 1.355(0.523–3.509) 0.531
 21–35 years 167(70.2) 71(29.8) 1.00   1.00  
 36–50 years 69(67) 34(33) 1.159(0.706–1.903) 0.560 1.162(0.664–2.033) 0.599
 > 50 years 7(100) 0 0.000 0.999 0.000 0.999
Years of Service
 < 1 year 11(42) 15(58) 3.117 (1.336–7.273) 0.009 2.320 (0.887–6.068) 0.086
 1–5 years 112(70) 49(30) 1.00   1.00  
 6–10 years 79(68) 38(32) 1.099(0.659–1.835) 0.717 1.298 (0.724–2.329) 0.381
 > 10 years 55(76.4) 17(23.6) 0.706(0.373–1.339) 0.287 .739 (0.351–1.557) 0.426
Finger nail Status
 Not trimmed 46(51) 44(49) 2.691(1.648–4.393) 0.000 2.193 (1.293–3.719) 0.004
 Trimmed 211(74) 75(26) 1.00   1.00