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Table 2 Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection in Nopphitam District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors among village health volunteers in rural communities of southern Thailand

Parasite Study site Overall (n = 324) X 2 P-value
Na Reng Karo Nopphitam Krungching
(n = 72) (n = 79) (n = 55) (n = 118) No. (%)
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)  
Helminths
 Hookworms 7 (9.7) 7 (8.8) 3 (5.4) 9 (7.6) 26 (8.0) 0.798 0.850
Strongyloides stercoralis 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3) 2 (3.6) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.9) 5.472 0.140
Trichuris trichiura 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 2.418 0.491
 Total 7 (9.7) 9 (11.4) 5 (9.0) 9 (7.6) 30 (9.6) 0.048 0.997
Protozoans
Blastocystis hominis 2 (2.8) 4 (5.1) 1 (1.8) 6 (5.1) 13 (4.0) 2.283 0.516
Giardia intestinalis 1 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.8) 2 (0.6) 2.349 0.503
 Total 3 (4.2) 4 (5.1) 1 (1.8) 7 (5.9) 15 (4.6) 1.648 0.648
Overall 11 (15.3) 13 (16.4) 6 (10.9) 16 (13.5) 45 (13.8) 0.698 0.874