International Journal of Pediatrics / 2020 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Prevalence and Determinants of Soil-Transmitted Helminthic Infections among School Children at Goro Primary School, South West Shewa, Ethiopia

Table 3

Factors associated with STH among school-age children at Gora Elementary School, Southwest Ethiopia, 2019.

VariableAlternativeParticipants (%)Positive (%)AOR (95% CI) value

Family size>5275 (71.1)51 (18.6)2.1 (0.9-4.6)0.072
≤5112 (28.9)10 (8.9)

Grade1-4215 (55.6)40 (18.6)1.0 (0.4-2.0)0.841
5-8172 (44.4)21 (12.2)

Latrine availableNo39 (10.1)10 (25.6)1.4 (0.6-3.6)0.426
Yes348 (89.9)51 (14.7)

Shoe wearing habitSometimes154 (39.8)46 (29.9)4.1 (2.0-8.5)0.000
Always233 (60.2)15 (6.4)

Hand wash before mealSometimes96 (24.8)28 (29.2)2.3 (1.2-4.5)0.019
Always291 (75.2)33 (11.3)

Hand wash after toiletNot at all152 (39.3)31 (20.4)1.5 (0.4-5.2)0.560
Only with water143 (36.9)26 (18.2)2.7 (0.8-9.0)0.097
With water and soap92 (26.8)4 (4.4)

Drinking water sourceUnprotected5 (1.3)4 (80.0)39.0 (3.9-393)0.002
Protected382 (98.7)57 (14.9)

Dirt in fingernailYes166 (42.9)41 (24.7)3.5 (1.8-6.9)0.000
No221 (57.1)20 (9.1)

Play with soilYes177 (45.7)40 (22.6)1.5 (0.7-3.2)0.337
No210 (54.3)21 (10.0)

NB: AOR: adjusted odds ratio; CI: confidence interval; significant at .

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