Journal of Parasitology Research / 2017 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Factors associated with helminths infestation in study participants.

Variable Crude OR (95% CI) valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) value

Age group
 <24RefRef
 24–477.45 (0.84–65.72)0.079.15 (0.58–144.98)0.12
 48–7115.1 (1.74–131.00)0.0116.72 (1.00–279.72)0.05
 72–12060.11 (7.85–460.38)0.0051.87 (3.87–694.71)0.00
Residence
 UrbanRefRef
 Rural10.25 (4.54–23.16)0.007.35 (1.68–32.11)0.01
Parent occupation
 EmployedRefRef
 Not employed7.0 (3.34–14.63)0.002.92 (0.38–22.27)0.30
Parents education
 NeverRefRef
 Primary2.67 (0.58–12.19)0.213.93 (0.31–49.74)0.29
 Secondary0.13 (0.05–0.31)0.002.4 (0.27–21.38)0.44
 Certificate & above0.03 (0.004–0.26)0.001.82 (0.08–43.55)0.71
Latrine at home
 NoRefRef
 Yes0.09 (0.04–0.19)0.000.80 (0.14–4.46)0.79
Hand wash after toilet
 NoRefRef
 Yes0.03 (0.01–0.06)0.000.04 (0.01–0.20)0.00
Fingernail dirty
 NoRefRef
 Yes15.85 (5.41–46.47)0.007.96 (1.73–36.65)0.01

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