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Table 2 Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections stratified by sex, age group and subdistrict

From: Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections and associated risk factors among elderly individuals living in rural areas of southern Thailand

  STH species
Hookworms n (%) Strongyloides stercoralis n (%) Trichuris trichiura n (%) Total n (%)
Sex Male (n = 144) 20 (13.9) 8 (5.6) 3 (2.1) 30 (20.8)
Female (n = 295) 28 (9.5) 7 (2.4) 6 (2.0) 39 (13.2)
Overall (n = 439) 48 (10.9) 15 (3.4) 9 (2.1) 69 (15.7)
X2 1.921 2.97 0.001 4.234
P-value 0.166 0.085 0.973 0.040*
Age group (years) 60–69 (n = 241) 22 (9.1) 9 (3.7) 4 (1.7) 35 (14.5)
70–79 (n = 151) 17 (11.3) 5 (3.3) 3 (2.0) 23 (15.2)
> 80 (n = 47) 9 (19.1) 1 (2.1) 2 (4.3) 11 (23.4)
X2 4.08 0.315 1.324 2.383
P-value 0.130 0.854 0.516 0.304
Study site Tha Sala (n = 90) 2 (2.2) 2 (2.2) 0 (0.0) 4 (4.4)
Hua Taphan (n = 89) 8 (9.0) 3 (3.4) 2 (2.2) 12 (13.5)
Moklan (n = 85) 16 (18.8) 5 (5.9) 4 (4.7) 24 (28.2)
Pho Thong (n = 87) 11 (12.6) 2 (2.3) 2 (2.3) 14 (16.1)
Thai Buri (n = 88) 11 (12.5) 3 (3.4) 1 (1.1) 15 (17.0)
X2 13.275 2.285 5.279 19.15
P-value 0.010* 0.684 0.260 0.399
  1. *Statistically significant at P < 0.05
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