Table 1

Characteristics of the study population

Semi Urban

Rural


Participants

1161

514

Age (mean, SD)

6.77 ± 3.31

5.85 ± 3.12

Sex male/female (male%)

583/578 (50.2)

270/244 (52.5)

BMI (mean, SD)

15.4 ± 2.39

14.4 ± 1.83

Parasites (%)

Any helminths

53.2

40.8

Ascaris lumbricoides

38.7

21.8

Trichuris trichiura

25.3

11.8

Hookworms

11.8

18.5


Body Mass Index (BMI) = Weight(kg)/height(m) squared. Helminth infection was measured by microscopic examination.

Hamid et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:83   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-83

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