Table 1

Comparison of anthropometric measurements of children with and without intestinal parasitic infection, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia
Infected with Not infected with intestinal P value
intestinal parasites parasites
(n = 92, 22.7%) (n = 313, 77.3%)
Boys (49/218)
Age 11.51 ± 2.82 12.69 ± 2.55 0.006*
Height 136.33 ± 17.35 143.75 ± 15.60 0.005*
HAZ −1.50 ± 1.59 −1.34 ± 1.08 0.4
Weight 31.87 ± 9.96 36.74 ± 10.25 0.004*
WAZ −1.40 ± 1.43 −1.18 ± 0.86 0.2
BMI/age −0.76 ± 1.77 −0.57 ± 1.06 0.3
Girls (43/187)
Age 10.81 ± 2.22 12.08 ± 2.31 0.002*
Height 135.17 ± 13.45 140.08 ± 13.12 0.034*
HAZ −1.23 ± 1.64 −1.40 ± 1.30 0.478
Weight 31.54 ± 8.16 36.21 ± 9.62 0.004*
WAZ −0.90 ± 0.84 −0.89 ± 1.05 0.934
BMI/age −0.55 ± 2.01 −0.19 ± 1.17 0.143

* Significantly different between infected and non infected (P < 0.05).

Amare et al.

Amare et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-7

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