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Table 3 Intestinal parasitic infection with respect to knowledge and working area related factors 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
Number % Number %
Sources of water in your working area Protected hand dug well 40 11.7 18 31.0
Private tap water 302 88.3 40 69.0
Working are have shower facility No 18 5.3 9 15.5
Yes 324 94.7 49 84.5
Working area have separate dressing No 80 23.4 14 24.1
Room Yes 262 76.6 44 75.9
To clean utensils and drinking cup Water and detergent 190 55.6 41 70.7
Hot water and detergent 69 20.2 4 6.9
Water with bleach 83 24.3 13 22.4
How frequently is the kitchen floor Cleaned Once a day 129 37.7 27 46.6
Twice a day 111 32.5 20 34.5
Three times a day 102 29.8 11 18.9
Toilet facility of working area No 0 0.0 0 0.0
Yes 342 100.0 58 100
Type of toilet Water flesh 310 90.6 54 93.1
VIP latrine 32 9.4 4 6.9
Have you ever received feedback No 81 23.7 25 43.1
Yes 261 76.3 33 56.9
Supervise by owner or manager No 42 12.3 8 13.8
Yes 300 87.7 50 86.2
Food hygiene and safety training No 176 51.5 48 82.8
Yes 166 48.5 10 17.2
Knowledge on IP Poor knowledge 168 49.1 35 60.3
Good knowledge 174 50.9 23 39.7
  1. IP Intestinal Parasites
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