Journal of Parasitology Research / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

Univariate logistic regression of school-age children’s sociodemographic factors and any of the three STH infections in Chencha district, southern Ethiopia.

Variable Variable valueFrequency (%) STH infected (%)Crude OR (95% CI) value

Place of residence Rural 359 (87.8)131 (36.8)1
Semiurban 21 (5.1)5 (23.8)0.5 (0.19–1.51) 0.238
Urban 29 (7.1)13 (44.8)1.4 (0.65–3.01)0.386

Sex of SACMale 203 (49.5)76 (37.62)10.722
Female207 (50.5)74 (35.92)0.9 (0.62–1.39)

Age of SAC5–9174 (42.4)72 (41.4)10.096
10–14236 (57.6)78 (33.3)0.7 (0.47–1.06)

Level of education (grade)One 66 (16.1)29 (43.9)1
Two99 (24.2)33 (33.3)0.6 (0.34–1.21)0.169
Three114 (27.8)46 (40.4)0.8 (0.47–1.59)0.638
Four 131 (31.9)42 (32.6)0.6 (0.33–1.33)0.119

House ownership Owned 402 (98.3)146 (36.5)10.730
Rented 7 (1.7)3 (42.9)1.3 (0.29–5.91)

Household size< or = 595 (24.2)27 (28.4)10.092
>5297 (75.8)112 (38.0)1.5 (0.93–2.55)

Age of child’s mother< or = 35149 (37.5)54 (36.5)1
36–45192 (48.4)70 (36.7)1.0 (0.64–1.57)0.975
>4556 (14.1)23 (41.1)1.2 (0.65–2.27)0.547

Mother’s educational status< or = primary372 (93.0)136 (36.8)1
5–1019 (4.75)7 (36.8)1.0 (0.39–2.61)0.994
>109 (2.25)3 (33.3)0.9 (0.21–3.49)0.833

Occupation of mothersHousewife206 (51.2)74 (36.3)1
Merchant 46 (11.4)22 (47.8)1.6 (0.84–3.07)0.148
Civil servant 11 (2.7)4 (36.4)1.0 (0.28–3.54)0.995
Farmer127 (31.6)42 (33.1)0.9 (0.54–1.38)0.553
Daily laborer 12 (3.0)5 (41.7)1.2 (0.38–4.09)0.707

Occupation of child’s fatherWeaver114 (27.9)35 (31.0)1
Merchant 16 (3.9)10 (62.5)3.7 (1.25–11.02)0.018
Civil servant 31 (7.6)12 (38.7)1.4 (0.62–3.21)0.417
Farmer209 (51.1)75 (36.1)1.3 (0.77–2.05)0.360
Others 39 (9.5)17 (43.6)1.7 (0.82–3.64)0.154