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Table 3 Detail description of alcohol consumption habit among ALA patient compared with individual who are E. histolytica antibody negative individuals

From: Epidemiology and factors associated with amoebic liver abscess in northern Sri Lanka

Factors Category Patients (Cases) E. histolytica serum antibody negative individuals (controls)
N = 346 % with CI N = 100 % with CI
Alcohol drinking habit yes 346 100
(99.1–100)
100 100
(99.1–100)
Type of alcohol Only Toddy 72 20.8
(16.8–25.3)
94 94
(87.9–97.5)
Toddy + arrack 274 79.2
(74.7–83.2)
6  
Type of toddy Palmyrah 346 100
(99.1–100)
100 100
(99.1–100)
Frequency of drinking Daily 245 70.8
(65.9–75.4)
2 6
(2.5–12.1)
4–6 times a week 101 29.2
(24.6–34.1)
20 20
(13.0–28.7)
2–3 times a week 0 0 10 10
(5.2–17.1)
2–4 times a month 0 0 68 68
(58.4–76.6)