Table 2

Intestinal helminth infection among malaria suspected febrile patients Dore Bafeno Health Center, southern Ethiopia, December 2010
Variable Number examined A.lumbricoidesn (%) Hookworm n (%) T. trichiuran (%) S. mansonin (%) Others* n (%) Any intestinal helminth infection** n (%)
Age
  <5 88 24 (27.3) 2 (2.3) 12 (13.6) 3 (3.4) 6 (6.8) 35 (39.3)
  5–15 182 86 (47.3) 10 (5.5) 36 (19.8) 24 (13.2) 9 (5.0) 115 (63.2)
  >15 432 142 (32.9) 57 (13.2) 63 (14.6) 55 (12.7) 15 (3.5) 228 (52.8)
χ2 (p) 14.76 (0.001) 15.05 (0.001) 2.96 (0.228) 6.70 (0.035) 5.96 (0.202) 14.13 (0.001)
Sex
  Female 341 135 (39.6) 28 (8.2) 65 (19.1) 33 (9.7) 19 (5.6) 190 (55.72)
  Male 361 117 (32.4) 41(11.4) 46 (12.7) 49 (13.6) 11 (3.0) 188 (51.93)
χ2 (p) 3.93 (0.047) 1.96 (0.162) 5.26 (0.022) 2.58 (0.108) 3.06 (0.217) 1.02 (0.314)

Others* = infection with either of H. nana, T. Saginata, E. vermucularis.

Any intestinal helminth infection**= infection with at least one intestinal helminth species.

Degarege et al.

Degarege et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:291   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-291

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