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
 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
 Rural10.25 (4.54–23.16)0.007.35 (1.68–32.11)0.01
Parent occupation
 Not employed7.0 (3.34–14.63)0.002.92 (0.38–22.27)0.30
Parents education
 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
 Yes0.09 (0.04–0.19)0.000.80 (0.14–4.46)0.79
Hand wash after toilet
 Yes0.03 (0.01–0.06)0.000.04 (0.01–0.20)0.00
Fingernail dirty
 Yes15.85 (5.41–46.47)0.007.96 (1.73–36.65)0.01

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