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Table 3 Specific intestinal parasites pooled prevalence among food handlers at food service establishments in Ethiopia, 2019

From: Intestinal parasites among food handlers of food service establishments in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Parasite No. of studies Sample size Positive Pooled prevalence (95%CI) I2(%) Heterogeneity
Q P
Ascaris lumbricoides 18 4605 388 8.8(6.4–11.2%) 94.1 287.98 < 0.001
Entamoeba histolytica/ dispar 20 5234 597 11(7.9–14%) 96 565.79 < 0.001
Taenia species 15 3835 108 2.3(1.4–3.1%) 75.6 57.35 < 0.001
Hookworms 15 4438 155 2.9(1.9–4%) 86.5 103.75 < 0.001
Giardia lamblia 20 5234 262 4.5(3.4–5.6%) 78.6 88.73 < 0.001
Hymenlopsis nana 10 3260 79 2(1.1–2.9) 79.9 44.80 < 0.001
Strongloides stercolaris 9 2751 67 2.1(1.1–3%) 76.2 33.55 < 0.001
Trichuris trichiura 11 2825 51 1.3(0.5–2%) 71.1 34.55 < 0.001
Enterobius vermicularis 3 556 12 2(0.8–3.1%) 0% 1.08 > 0.582
Schistosoma mansoni 10 2944 40 1(0.5–1.5%) 52.3 18.87 < 0.001