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Table 5 The relationship between specific types of intestinal parasitic infections and stunting among 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

Type of parasitic infection Stunting Prevalence of stunting (%) (p-value)x
Yes No
Any parasitic infection
 Yes 178 125 59.4 < 0.001**
 No 66 253 20.6  
Giardia lamblia
 Yes 56 9 86.2 < 0.001**
 No 188 369 33.75  
Entamoeba histoltica
 Yes 21 8 72.24 0.006*
 No 223 370 37.6  
Ascaris lumbricoides
 Yes 62 5 92.53 < 0.001**
 No 182 373 32.79  
Trichiuris trichiuria
 Yes 27 11 71.05 0.007*
 No 217 367 37.15  
Hookworm
 Yes 44 5 89.79 < 0.001**
 No 200 373 34.9  
Taenia species
 Yes 4 4 50 0.23
 No 240 374 39  
Strongliod stercoralis
 Yes 5 5 50 0.22
 No 239 373 39  
  1. × Chi-square and fisher exact test used for the analysis of the variables
  2. *: Shows the significant association at p-value < 0.05 **: Show the highly significant association at p-value < 0.01