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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of food handlers in Aksum Town, Northern Ethiopia. (Sep-Nov 2015), (n = 400)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with intestinal parasites among food handlers of food and drinking establishments in Aksum Town, Northern Ethiopia

Variables Diagnosis for at least one parasite P-value
Negative Positive  
Number Percent Number Percent  
Age 18–20 years 64 18.7 11 19.0 0.400
21–30 years 237 69.3 36 62.1
31–40 years 31 9.1 9 15.5
> 40 years 10 2.9 2 3.4
Sex Female 245 71.6 45 77.6 0.300
Male 97 28.4 13 22.4
Religion Orthodox 331 96.8 58 100.0 0.100
Muslim 11 3.2 0 0.0
Education Illiterate 46 13.45 22 38.00 ≤ 0.001
Primary school 70 20.46 10 17.24
Secondary school or above 226 66.08 26 44.82
Monthly income < 30 USD 129 37.7 33 56.9 0.030
[30–65) USD 181 52.9 23 39.7
[65–109) USD 28 8.2 2 3.4
≥ 109 USD 4 1.2 0 0.0
Service year < 1 year 68 19.9 14 24.1 0.600
1–5 year 223 65.2 34 58.6
6–10 year 51 14.9 10 17.2
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