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Table 4 Bivariate ad multivariate logistic regression analysis of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in relation to selected variables among PSAC in Chuahit, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Schistosoma mansoni and soil-transmitted helminths among preschool-aged children in Chuahit, Dembia district, Northwest Ethiopia: prevalence, intensity of infection and associated risk factors

Variable Total Presence of soil-transmitted helminthiasis COR(95 % CI) AOR(95 % CI)
   Yes (%) No (%)   
Child sex
 Male 183(45.6 %) 43(23.5 %) 140(76.5 %) 1.059(0.664–1.69)  
 Female 218(54.4 %) 49(22.5 %) 169(77.5 %) 1  
Age(in months)      
 ≤ 12 49(12.2 %) 4(8.2 %) 45(91.8 %) 0.29(0.95–0.92)  
 13–24 64(16 %) 18(28.1 %) 46(71.9 %) 1.3(0.62–2.7)  
 25–36 83(20.7 %) 22(26.5 %) 61(73.5 %) 1.2(0.6–2.4)  
 37–48 47(11.7 %) 9(19.1 %) 38(80.9 %) 0.79(0.33–1.99)  
 49–60 67(16.7 %) 18(26.9 %) 49(73.1 %) 1.2(0.59–2.54)  
 61–72 91(22.7 %) 21(23.1 %) 70(76.9 %) 1  
Marital status of mothers
 Married 374(93.3 %) 86(23) 288(77 %) 1.04(0.41–2.67)  
 Divorced 27(6.7 %) 6(22.2 %) 21(77.8 %) 1  
Educational status of mothers
 Illiterate 358(89.3 %) 83(23.2 %) 275(76.8 %) 0.86(0.35–2.11)  
 Read and write 16(4 %) 2(12.5 %) 14(87.5 %) 0.4(0.07–2.26)  
 Primary school 27(6.7 %) 11(40.7 %) 16(59.3 %) 1  
Occupation of mothers
 Farmer 388(96.8 %) 85(21.9 %) 303(78.1 %) 1 1
 House wife 13(3.2 %) 7(53.8 %) 6(46.2 %) 4.2(1.4–12.7) 8.9(2.27–34)*
Shoe wearing habit of the child
 Always 281(70.1 %) 50(17.8 % 231(82.2 %) 1 1
 Sometimes 61(15.2 %) 21(34.4 %) 40(65.6 %) 2.43(1.32–4.47) 1.89(0.99–3.64)
 Not at all 59(14.7 %) 21(35.6 %) 38(64.4 %) 2.6(1.38–4.72) 1.91(1.01–3.64)*
Source of water      
 Protected spring 15(3.7 %) 8(53.3 %) 7(46.7 %) 4.2(1.45–11.65) 3.9(1.2–12.3)*
 Well 386(96.3 %) 122(31.6 %) 264(68.4 %) 1 1
Hand washing habit after toilet
 Present 102(25.4 %) 6(5.9 %) 96(94.1 %) 1 1
 Absent 299(74.6 %) 86(28.8 %) 213(71.2 %) 6.46(2.73–18.3) 7.34(2.9–15)*
  1. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, *statistically significant at P < 0.05 in multivariate logistic regression analysis