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Table 2 Intestinal parasitic infection and personal hygiene practice 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 result of intestinal parasites
Negative Positive
Hand wash before food   Number % Number %
Preparation Always 277 81.0 33 56.9
Usually 51 14.9 14 24.1
Sometimes 14 4.1 11 19.0
Hand wash by soap and water after visiting toilet Always use soap and water 265 77.5 30 51.7
Usually use soap and water 50 14.6 11 19.0
Sometime use soap and water 27 7.9 17 29.3
Hand wash after touching dirty materials No 69 20.2 28 48.3
Yes 273 79.8 30 51.7
Wash your body regularly in the working area No 75 22.7 18 36.7
Yes 255 77.3 31 63.3
Medical certificate No 37 10.8 9 15.5
Yes 305 89.2 49 84.5
Medical checkup Every 3 months 255 83.1 24 48.0
Every 6 months 44 14.3 15 30.0
Every 9 months 8 2.6 11 22.0
Wear clean aprons when preparing food No 42 12.3 15 25.9
Yes 300 87.7 43 74.1
Wear hair garments during food preparation No 74 21.6 20 34.5
Yes 268 78.4 38 65.5
How frequent do you cut finger nail Twice a week 83 24.3 6 10.3
Once a week 134 39.2 18 31.0
Once in two weeks 100 29.2 31 53.4
No need to cut 25 7.3 3 5.2
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