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Table 3 The prevalence and factors associated with Hookworm infection among primary schoolchildren in rural Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017

From: Multivariate analysis of factors associated with Schistosoma mansoni and hookworm infection among primary school children in rural Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Hookworm infection P-value AOR (95% CI)
Positive n (%) Negative n (%) Total (n = 409)
Age (Yrs) 7–9 154 (44.5) 192 (55.5) 346 (84.6) .029 2.3 (1.09–4.89)
10–14 14 (22.2) 49 (77.8) 63 (15.4)
Sex Male 78 (41.9) 108 (58.1) 186 (45.5) .018 1.9 (1.12–3.24)
Female 90 (40.4) 133 (59.6) 223 (54.5)
Residence Urban 74 (31.8) 159 (68.2) 223 (57.0) .037 1.8 (1.04–3.01)
Rural 94 (53.4) 82 (46.6) 176 (43.0)
Hand wash before meal Yes 128 (36.1) 227 (63.9) 355 (86.8) .010 2.9 (1.29–6.65)
No 40 (74.1) 14 (25.9) 54 (13.2)
Regular latrine use Yes 28 (17.7) 130 (82.3) 158 (28.6) .012 2.2 (1.19–4.18)
No 140 (55.8) 111 (44.2) 251 (61.4)
Frequency of shoe wearing Always 44 (10.8) 163 (67.6) 1 (0.2) .000 0.3 (0.16–0.50)
Sometimes 124 (30.3) 78 (32.4) 408 (99.8)
Geophagy Yes 44 (50.6) 43 (49.4) 87 (21.3) .052 1.6 (1.0–2.6)
No 124 (38.5) 198 (61.5) 322 (78.7)
Irrigation Yes 90 (39.5) 138 (60.5) 228 (55.7) .050 1.61 (1.00–2.60)
No 78 (43.1) 103 (56.9) 181 (44.3)
Eating raw vegetables Yes 137 (48.2) 147 (51.8) 284 (69.4) .011 1.2 (1.1–1.7)
No 3 1(24.8) 94 (75.2) 125 (30.6)
Total Positive 168 (41.1) 241 (58.9)