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Table 3 The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections of study children aged 6–59 months in Boricha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia, 2019 (N = 622)

From: The high prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections is associated with stunting among children aged 6–59 months in Boricha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Sex Total p-value
Male (%) Female (%)
Types of infections
 Single 128 (20.58) 138 (22.19) 266 (42.77) 0.964
 Mixed 18 (2.89) 19 (3.05) 37 (5.94) 0.755
Types of intestinal parasites
Giardia lamblia 20 (3.22) 45 (7.23) 65 (10.45) 0.002**
 Entamoeba histoltica 14 (2.25) 15 (2.41) 29 (4.66) 0.998
 Ascaris lumbricoides 26 (4.18) 41 (6.59) 67 (10.77) 0.049*
 Trichiuris trichiuria 27 (4.34) 11 (1.76) 38 (6.1) 0.001**
 Hookworm 33 (5.3) 16 (2.58) 49 (7.88) 0.008*
 Taenia species 2 (0.32) 6 (0.96) 8 (1.3) 0.054*
 Strongliod stercoralis 6 (0.96) 4 (0.64) 10 (1.6) 0.097
Intensity of infection
 Light 101 (16.24) 112 (18) 213 (34.24) 0.625
 Moderate 32 (5.14) 35 (5.62) 67 (10.77) 0.978
 Heavy 12 (1.93) 11 (1.77) 23 (3.7) 0.899
  1. *: Shows significant association at p-value < 0.05 **: Show the highly significant association at p-value < 0.01