Table 2

Distribution of intestinal parasites among schoolchildren at the Gondar University Community School, Northwest Ethiopia, April- June 2012
Types of parasite Male (n = 170) Female (n = 134) Total (n = 304) N
    o
(%)
N
    o
% N
    o
%
Protozoa 20 11.8 20 14.9 40 (13.2)
  E. histolytica/dispar 12 7.1 16 12.0 28 (9.2)
  G. intestinalis 8 4.7 4 3.0 12 (3.9)
Helminthes 54 31.8 28 20.9 82 (26.9)
  A.lumbricoides 10 5.9 8 6.0 18 ( 5.9)
  T. trichiura 6 8.6 4 3.0 10 (3.2)
  S. stercoralis 2 1.2 0 0 2 (0.7)
  Hookworm 4 2.4 2 1.4 6 (2)
  H. nana 28 16.5 14 10.4 42 (13.8)
  S. mansoni 4 2.4 0 0 4 (1.3)
Total 61 35.9 43 32.1 104 (34.2)

NB: The sum of the columns is greater than the total because of the coinfection of some of the students.

Gelaw et al.

Gelaw et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:304   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-304

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