Journal of Parasitology Research / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Prevalence of Intestinal Helminths Infestation in Children Attending Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra, Ghana

Table 1

Demographic characteristics and overall prevalence of intestinal helminth infestation in children.

CharacteristicsNumber of participants (%)
Positive (%)
Negative (%)
value

Sex
 Male127 (56.4)25 (64.1)102 (80.3)0.28
 Female98 (43.6)14 (35.9)84 (85.7)
Age (months)
 0–2374 (32.9)1 (1.4)73 (98.6)<0.0001
 24–4754 (24.0)5 (9.3)49 (90.7)
 48–7130 (13.3)4 (13.3)26 (86.7)
 72–12067 (29.8)29 (43.3)38 (56.7)
Residence
 Urban191 (84.9)21 (10.9)170 (89.1)<0.0001
 Rural34 (15.1)18 (52.9)16 (47.1)
Parent occupation
 Employed172 (76.4)17 (9.9)155 (90.1)<0.0001
 Not employed53 (23.6)22 (41.5)31 (58.5)
Parents Education
 Never been to school28 (12.4)14 (50)14 (50)<0.0001
 Primary school11 (4.9)7 (63.6)4 (36.4)
 Secondary school153 (68)17 (11.1)136 (88.9)
 Tertiary education33 (14.7)1 (3.1)32 96.9)
Latrine at home
 Has latrine180 (80)16 (8.9)164 (91.1)<0.0001
 Has no latrine45 (20)23 (51.1)22 (48.9)
Hand wash after toilet
 Wash hand after toilet182 (80.9)10 (5.5)172 (94.5)<0.0001
 Not washing hands43 (19.1)29 (67.4)14 (32.6)
Fingernail dirty
 Present dirt in fingernail103 (45.8)35 (33.9)68 (66.1)<0.0001
 No dirt in fingernail122 (54.2)4 (3.3)118 (96.7)

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