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Table 4 Multivariable analysis of factors associated with S. mansoni 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

FactorsS. mansoni
[aOR(95%CI); p-value]
Age group (years)
 3Reference
 40.74 (0.29–1.88); p = 0.521
 50.76 (0.30–1.95); p = 0.568
  > 51.22 (0.53–2.80); p = 0.646
Handwashing facility near latrine
 YesReference
 No0.58 (0.32–1.06); p = 0.075
Where do you defecate?
 Bush1.19 (0.55–2.58); p = 0.668
 LatrineReference
Wear shoes/slippers `when out of the house
 Never0.95 (0.21–4.23); p = 0.943
 Sometimes0.63 (0.30–1.31); p = 0.215
 AlwaysReference
Swim in dam/river/lake
 Doesn’tReference
 Daily3.99 (1.98–8.06); p < 0.001*
 2–3 times a week2.85 (1.28–6.39); p = 0.011*
 Weekly1.99 (0.62–6.40); p = 0.247
 More than weeklyInsufficient observations
  1. *Indicates a significant p-value