Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Bivariate analysis for factors potentially associated with intestinal parasitic infection among children aged 0 to 15 years, from a substandard settlement in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.

VariablesNumber of individualsInfectedOdds ratio95% CI value

Age group
 0–5 634266.71


Social status
 C and D1056360.0

Family income
 >1 minimum wage462758.7
 ≤1 minimum wage1037168.91.60.8–3.20.22

Number of household members

Indoor toilet

Footwear use

Contact with natural water sources


Low level of ferritin

Low level of iron

Growth stunting

Low weight

Control variables selected for multivariate logistic regression model.
Statistically significant difference.
Selected variables for multivariate logistic regression ().
32 participants without income information.

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