Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Factors Associated with Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections among Young Population in Northeast Brazil

Table 1

Demographics and behavioral characteristics of children aged 0 to 15 years, living in a substandard settlement in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.

VariablesNumber of participants (%)

Gender
 Male186 (50.7)
 Female181 (49.3)

Age group
 0–5 133 (36.2)
 6–10135 (36.8)
 11–1599 (27.0)

Number of household members
 ≤5157 (52.3)
 >5143 (47.7)

Toilet type in use
 No toilet43 (14.4)
 Indoor toilet with flush 174 (58.0)
 Indoor toilet without flush22 (7.3)
 Pit latrine with water37 (12.3)
 Pit latrine 24 (8.0)

Social status
 C12 (0.7)
 C221 (7.0)
 D141 (47.0)
 E136 (45.3)

Family income (MW/family/month)
 Unknown44 (14.7)
 <197 (32.3)
 191 (30.3)
 1-2 50 (16.7)
 2-316 (5.3)
 3–52 (0.7)

Footwear use
 Yes123 (41.0)
 No177 (59.0)

Contact with natural water sources
 Yes 88 (29.3)
 No212 (70.7)

Economic classification proposed by ABEP [10]; MW: minimum wage.

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