Table 5

Effect of intestinal helminth infection on malaria related outcomes among microscopic confirmed malaria cases who attended Dore Bafeno Health Center, southern Ethiopia, December 2010 to February 2011
    Outcomes
Helminth infection
    Plasmodium
    density*
    Haemoglobin
    Anaemia
β *** [95% CI] β *** [95% CI] AOR** [95% CI]
A. lumbricoides (Al) 2.34 [−24.68, 20.00] −0.52 [−1.37, 0.32] 1.53 [0.72, 3.22]
Hookworm (Hw) −11.75 [−83.76, 60.26] −0.65 [−2.64 , 1.34] 1.69 [0.33, 8.81]
S. mansoni (Sm) 3.65 [−35.09, 42.41] 0.12 [−1.45, 1.68] 1.11 [0.30, 4.17]
T. trichiura (Tt) 19.11 [−13.31, 51.55] −0.65 [−2.64 , 1.34] 1.69 [0.33, 8.81]
Al and Tt 15.16 [−21.34, 51.67] -.63 [−1.77, 0.50] 2.31 [0.80, 6.67]
Al and Sm 22.19 [−55.82, 100.19] -.08 [−2.68, 2.52] 1.27 [0.17, 9.47]
Al, Tt and Sm 64.65 [−10.53, 139.85] −2.35 [−6.35, 1.63] 2.83 [0.98, 15.24]
Al, Tt, Sm and Hw 52.05 [5.08, 99.03] −1.62 [−3.61, 0.37] 8.64 [1.18, 63.47]
Any intestinal helminth 14.51 [−3.06, 32.07] −0.34 [−0.99, 0.30] 1.54 [0.81, 2.90]

NB 1.helmith free but Plasmodium infected individuals are used as reference for calculating AOR-values and regression coefficients.

2. Plasmodium density*= Plasmodium density is on square root scale.

3. AOR** odds ratio from multivariate logistic regression models adjusted for effects of age, gender and nutritional status.

4. β *** regression coefficient from multiple linear regression models adjusted for effects of age, gender and nutrition.

Degarege et al.

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

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