Journal of Parasitology Research / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Soil-Transmitted Helminth Reinfection and Associated Risk Factors among School-Age Children in Chencha District, Southern Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of school-age children and STH infection among SAC Chencha district, southern Ethiopia.

Variable Variable valueFrequency (%) STH infected (%)AL infected (%)TT infected (%)

Place of residence Rural 359 (87.8)131 (36.8)85 (23.8)59 (16.5)
Semiurban 21 (5.1)5 (23.8)3 (14.3)2 (9.5)
Urban 29 (7.1)13 (44.8)8 (27.6)5 (17.2)

Sex of SACMale 203 (49.5)76 (37.62)51 (25.2)29 (14.4)
Female207 (50.5)74 (35.92)46 (22.3)37 (18.0)

Age of SAC5–9174 (42.4)72 (41.4)44 (25.3)37 (21.3)
10–14236 (57.6)78 (33.3)53 (22.7)29 (12.4)

Level of education (grade)One 66 (16.1)29 (43.9)19 (28.8)13 (19.7)
Two99 (24.2)33 (33.3)19 (19.2)13 (13.1)
Three114 (27.8)46 (40.4)35 (30.7)20 (17.5)
Four 131 (31.9)42 (32.6)24 (18.6)20 (15.5)

House ownership Owned 402 (98.3)146 (36.5)96 (24.0) 62 (15.5)
Rented 7 (1.7)3 (42.9)1 (14.3)3 (42.9)

Household size< or = 595 (24.2)27 (28.4)16 (16.8)15 (15.8)
>5297 (75.8)112 (38.0)73 (24.8)47 (15.9)

Age of child’s mother< or = 35149 (37.5)54 (36.5)35 (23.7)24 (16.2)
36–45192 (48.4)70 (36.7)46 (24.1)30 (15.7)
>4556 (14.1)23 (41.1)14 (25)11 (19.6)

Mother’s educational status< or = primary372 (93.0)136 (36.8)85 (22.9)61 (16.5)
5–1019 (4.75)7 (36.8)7 (36.8)3 (15.8)
>109 (2.25)3 (33.3)2 (22.2)1 (11.1)

Occupation of mothersHousewife206 (51.2)74 (36.3)52 (25.5)28 (13.7)
Merchant 46 (11.4)22 (47.8)12 (26.1)12 (26.1)
Civil servant 11 (2.7)4 (36.4)2 (18.2)2 (18.2)
Farmer127 (31.6)42 (33.1)25 (19.7)20 (17.8)
Daily laborer 12 (3.0)5 (41.7)4 (33.3)3 (25.0)

Occupation of child’s fatherWeaver114 (27.9)35 (31.0)26 (23.0)12 (10.6)
Merchant 16 (3.9)10 (62.5)5 (31.2)5 (31.3)
Civil servant 31 (7.6)12 (38.7)7 (22.6)6 (19.4)
Farmer209 (51.1)75 (36.1)48 (23.1)33 (15.9)
Others 39 (9.5)17 (43.6)10 (25.6)10 (25.6)

AL: A. lumbricoides; TT: T. trichiura.