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Table 3 Bivariable and multivariable logistic regression results of factors associated with intestinal parasitic infections among street children in Jimma town,2019

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among street children in Jimma town; south West Ethiopia in 2019: a cross sectional study

Independent variable categoriesIPI statusCOR (95%CI for COR)P-ValueAOR (95%CI for AOR)P-Value*
Positive (%)Negative (%)
SexMale187(60%)97(31%)1   
Female21(6.7%)7(2.3%)1.5(0.64–3.8)0.33  
Age12–14142(45.5%)47(15%)2.6 (1.6–4.23)< 0.001  
15–1866(21.2%)57(18.3%)1   
Income<35ETB118(37.9%)46(14.7%)1.65(1.02–2.65)0.038  
> = 35ETB90(28.8%)58(18.6%)1   
Educational statusNever joined78(25%)24(7.7%)2.33(1.15–4.7)0.018  
Grade 1–498(31.4%)57(18.3%)1.23(0.66–2.3)0.50  
Grade 5–832(10.2%)23(7.4%)1   
Toilet useYes97(31%)71(22.8%)1   
No111(35.6%)33(10.6%)2.46 (1.5–4.04)< 0.001  
Hand washing after toiletYes84(26.9%)68(21.8%)1   
No124(39.7%)36(11.6%)2.8 (1.7–4.5)< 0.001  
Wash fruits and vegs. Before eatingYes52(16.7%)47(15.1%)1   
No156(50%)57(18.3%)2.5 (1.5–4.07)< 0.001  
Cleanliness of fingernailsClean55(17.7%)54(17.3%)1   
Not clean153(49%)50(16%)3.0 (1.8–4.9)< 0.001  
Status of finger nailsTrimmed62(19.9%)62(19.9%)1   
Not trimmed146(46.7%)42(13.5%)3.5 (2.1–5.7)< 0.0012.03(1.02–4.0)*0.045*
Nail trimming methodTooth125(40%)37(11.9%)2.72 (1.7–4.4)< 0.001  
Blade/others83(26.6%)67(21.5%)1   
Hand washing before and after mealsYes96(30.7%)76(24.4%)1   
No112(35.9%)28(9%)3.2 (1.9–5.3)< 0.001  
Having shoesYes122(39.1%)82(26.3%)1   
No86(27.6%)22(7%)2.6 (1.5–4.5)0.001  
Shoe wearing frequencyRegularly64(31.4)64(31.4%)1   
Irregularly58(28.4%)18(8.8%)3.2 (1.7–6.0)< 0.001  
Current shoe wearingYes63(30.9%)68(33.3%)1   
No59(28.9%)14(6.9%)4.5 (2.3–8.9)< 0.0013.8(1.78–8.2)*0.001*
Practice of SwimmingYes161(51.6%)60(19.2%)2.5 (1.5–4.2)< 0.0012.5(1.24–5.0)*0.011*
No47(15%)44(14.1%)1   
Eating street foodsYes185(59.3%)77(24.7%)2.8 (1.52–5.2)0.012.2(1.04–5.0)*0.049*
No23(7.4%)27(8.6%)1   
Eating leftover foodsYes181(58%)71(22.8%)3.1 (1.74–5.5)< 0.001  
No27(8.6%)33(10.6%)1   
Eating raw vegetablesYes147(47.1%)56(17.9%)2.0 (1.3–3.4)0.004  
No61(19.5%)48(15.4%)1   
Source of drinking waterProtected138(44.2%)85(27.3%)1   
Unprotected70(22.4%)16(5.1%)2.7(1.28–4.03)0.005  
Knowledge of route of transmission of IPsYes75(24%)71(22.8%)1   
No133(42.6%)33(10.6%)3.8(2.3–6.3)< 0.0012.5(1.25–5.0)*0.01*