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Table 4 Prevalence of cryptosporidium in children 0–5 years old in Limbe based on socio-demographic, host and family factors

From: Prevalence and risk factors associated with cryptosporidiosis among children within the ages 0–5 years attending the Limbe regional hospital, southwest region, Cameroon

Variable No. sample for each
category
No. (100%) positive of cryptosporidium based on categories Prevalence
(8.93%) for each categories
Od ds ratio 95% CI p- value
Age of child
 00–30 months 78 (69.6) 6 (60) 6 (5.36) 1   0.879
 30–60 months 34 (30.4) 4 (40) 4 (3.57) 2.52 0.68–9.35
Gender
 Male 46 (41.1) 4 (40) (4) 3.57 1   0.942
 Female 66 (58.9) 6 (60) (6) 5.36 0.67 0.18–2.47
Level of education of parents
 Primary 49 (43.8) 8 (80) 8 (7.14) 1   
 Secondary 43 (38.4) 2 (20) 2 (1.79) 0.25 0.05–0.95 0.044
 University 20 (17.9) 00 00 0.00 0.0-
> 1.0E12
 
Occupation of parent
 Teacher 10 (8.9) 00 00    0.150
 Business 50 (44.6) 2 (20) 2 (1.79)   
 House wife 18 (16.1) 2 (20) 2 (1.79)   
 Farmer 18 (16.1) 4 (40) 4 (3.57)   
 Others 16 (14.3) 2 (20) 2 (1.79)   
Duration in the locality
  ≤ 9 years 76 (67.9) 7 (70) 7 (6.25) 1   0.879
  > 10 36 (32.1) 3 (30) 3 (2.68) 0.89 0.22–3.69
Housing type
 Block house 66 (58.9) 5 (50) 5 (4.46) 1   0.458
 Plank house 46 (41.1) 5 (50) 5 (4.46) 1.48 0.41–5.47
Types of dwelling
 Private house 43 5 (50) 5 (4.46) 1   0.684
 Rented 67 5 (50) 5 (4.46) 0.61 0.17–2.26
 Camp house 2 00 00 2.01 0.67–5.23
Child schooling
 Yes 33 (29.5) 3 (30) 3 (2.68) 1   0.969
 No 79 (70.5) 7 (20) 7 (6.25) 1.68 0.44–6.39