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Table 3 Multivariable analysis of factors associated with STH infections among pre-school aged children in Busia County, Kenya

From: Soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis among pre-school age children in a rural setting of Busia County, Western Kenya: a cross-sectional study of prevalence, and associated exposures

FactorsSTH Combined
[aOR (95%CI); p-value]
Household members
  ≤ 5Reference
  > 51.32 (0.73–2.42); p = 0.361
Parent’s occupation
 Farming0.34 (0.09–1.24); p = 0.103
 Small business0.50 (0.14–1.75); p = 0.279
 Fishing1.09 (0.28–4.35); p = 0.899
 EmployedReference
Tablets received when last dewormed
 One8.68 (1.13–66.89); p = 0.038*
 More than oneReference
Improved water source for drinking
 YesReference
 No2.46 (1.26–4.82); p = 0.009*
Eat soil
 Yes1.62 (0.77–3.44); p = 0.205
 NoReference
  1. *Indicates a significant p-value