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
 6–10774963.60.90.4–1.80.71
 11–15413073.21.40.6–3.30.48

Gender
 Male925964.1
 Female896269.71.30.7–2.40.43

Social status
 C and D1056360.0
 E765876.32.11.1–4.10.02

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

Number of household members
 ≤51005959.0
 >5816276.52.31.2–4.30.01

Indoor toilet
 Yes1207865.0
 No614370.51.30.7–2.50.46

Footwear use
 Yes784760.3
 No1037471.81.70.9–3.140.10

Contact with natural water sources
 No1358865.2
 Yes463371.71.40.7–2.80.41

Anemia
 No16110967.7
 Yes201260.00.70.3–1.90.49

Low level of ferritin
 No15210065.8
 Yes292172.41.40.6–3.30.49

Low level of iron
 No1177866.7
 Yes644367.21.00.5–2.00.94

Growth stunting
 No16010766.9
 Yes211466.71.00.4–2.60.98

Low weight
 No17311465.9
 Yes8787.53.60.4–30.10.23

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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