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Table 1 Overview of the published reports considered for review

From: Prevalence and distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in India

Characteristic n (%)
No. Of studies 39 (100)
Studied Population
 Children 33 (85)
 Adult 6 (15)
Parasite species reported
 All three 21 (54)
A. lumbricoides + T. trichiura 7 (18)
A. lumbricoides + Hookworm 6 (15)
A. lumbricoides only 4 (10)
 Hookworm only 1 (3)
Stool examination method
 Direct smear only 9 (23)
 Direct smear and/or salt-flotation, Zinc Sulphate flotation, Formalin-Ether concentration, mini-FLOTAC 24 (62)
 Kato-katz method 6 (15)