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Table 1 Characteristics of school children enrolled in the study

From: Prevalence and risk factors of soil-transmitted helminthiasis among school children living in an agricultural area of North Sumatera, Indonesia

Characteristics observed School children (N = 468, %)
Sex
 Girl 229 (48.93)
 Boy 239 (51.07)
Age group
 6–10 years old 295 (63.03)
 Above 10 years old 173 (36.97)
Mother occupation
 Farming 429 (91.67)
 Others 39 (8.33)
Father occupation
 Farming 373 (79.70)
 Others 95 (20.30)
Mother education
 No education 68 (14.53)
 Primary 120 (25.64)
 Secondary 246 (52.56)
 High school 34 (7.26)
Father education
 No education 101 (21.58)
 Primary 156 (33.33)
 Secondary 195 (41.67)
 High school 16 (3.42)
Nutritional status
 Average 315 (69.31)
 Underweight 93 (19.87)
 Overweight 60 (12.82)
Playing with soil/dirt 292 (62.39)
Wearing shoes/slippers 411 (87.82)
Latrine usage 398 (85.04)
Hand washing habit 234 (50)