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Table 4 Comparison of significantly differing factors between ALA patients and E. histolytica antibody negative individuals

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

Factors Category E. histolytica serum Antibody (IgG) Statistics
Positive
(cases) N = 100
Negative
(Control) N = 100
Age group 21-30 yrs 0 18 Chi- Square-56.63; Df-3; P < 0.001
31–40 yrs 29 29
41-50 yrs 66 23
51-60 yrs 5 30
Type of alcohol Only toddy 27 94 Chi- square- 99.92; Df-1; P < 0.001,OR-4.5, 95%CI: 1.94–11.96
Toddy + Arrack 73 6
Frequency of drinking Daily 70 2 Chi Squre-1.481Ea Df-3 P < 0.0001
4–6 times a week 30 20
2–3 times a week 0 10
2–4 times a month 0 68