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Table 3 Prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni and soil transmitted helminths (STH) infections (pooled result of Kato-Katz and SAF concentration methods) among school children in Wolaita Zone, southern Ethiopia in 2015

From: Epidemiology of intestinal helminthiasis among school children with emphasis on Schistosoma mansoni infection in Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia

Helminth species Age (Year) Sex School Overall prevalence (%)
5-9 (n = 89) 10-14 (n = 370) 15-19 (n = 44) Male (n = 287) Female (n = 216) Ajora (n = 149) Gilo-Bisare (n = 132) Bisare (n = 32) Motala (n = 131) Ello (n = 59)
Schistosoma mansoni 52 (58.4) 221 (59.7) 22 (50) 180 (62.7) 115 (53.2) 87 (58.4) 99 (75) 13 (40.6) 93 (71) 3 (5.1) 58.6
Ascaris lumbricoides 7 (7.9) 37 (10) 0 23 (8) 21 (9.7) 33 (22.1) 9 (6.8) 0 1 (0.8) 1 (1.7) 8.7
Hookworms 25 (28.1) 104 (28.1) 10 (22.7) 88 (30.7) 51 (23.6) 42(28.2) 38 (28.8) 0 36 (27.5) 23 (39) 27.6
Trichuris trichiura 0 4 (1.1) 2 (4.5) 4 (1.4) 2 (0.9) 1 (0.7) 2 (1.5) 0 2 (1.5) 1 (1.7) 1.2