Journal of Parasitology Research / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Enteroparasitism in Hard-to-Reach Community Dwellers: A Cross-Sectional Study in Ga West Municipality in Ghana

Table 1

Association of prevalence of enteroparasitism with sociodemographic variables.

Demographic characteristicsNumber of samplesPrevalence of parasitismChi-squared test
Number of infected individuals%Chi-squared value () value

Resident community21.9<0.0001
 Opah149 (27.7%)6845.6
 Otuaplem136 (25.3%)4130.1
 Dedeman105 (19.5%)1918.1
 Onyansana83 (15.4%)2934.9
 Manchie65 (12.1%)2132.3
Gender1.10.301
 Males331 (61.5%)11555.5
 Females207 (38.5%)6319.0
Age range (years)89.9<0.0001
 6–1057 (10.6%)3052.6
 11–15118 (21.9%)3731.5
 16–20110 (20.4%)6962.7
 21–2579 (14.7%)2126.5
 26–3089 (16.5%)910.1
 31–3541 (7.6%)717.1
 36–4025 (4.6%)28.0
 >4019 (3.5%)315.8
Marital status67.9<0.0001
 Single188 (34.9)10555.9
 Married294 (54.6)6321.4
 Widowed18 (3.3)316.7
 Divorced38 (7.1)718.4
Tribe61.8<0.0001
 Akan59 (11.0)813.6
 Ga87 (16.2)3236.8
 Ewe279 (51.9)7125.4
 Dagomba33 (6.1)1751.5
 Fulani71 (13.2)4867.6
 Othersa9 (1.7)222.2
Religion91.1<0.0001
 Christianity282 (52.4)6623.4
 Islamic192 (35.7)9147.4
 Traditional49 (9.1)1938.8
 Othersb15 (2.8)213.3
Average monthly incomec38.4<0.0001
 0–500 (0–90)120 (28.9)5646.7
 501–1000 (91–181)82 (19.8)3340.2
 1001–1500 (182–272)78 (18.8)2937.2
 1501–2000 (273–363)59 (14.2)1322.0
 >2000 (>364)76 (18.3)911.8
Highest education37.1<0.0001
 None93 (17.3%)5356.9
 Primary181 (33.6%)6133.7
 Junior high153 (28.4)3321.6
 Senior high89 (16.5%)2831.5
 Postsenior high22 (4.1%)313.6
Occupation5.10.278
 Unemployed41 (7.6%)1126.8
 Pupil82 (15.2%)2732.9
 Petty trading30 (5.6%)516.7
 Sand winning47 (8.7%)1736.1
 Farming338 (62.8%)11834.9
Type of farming36.9<0.0001
 Crop209 (61.8%)9846.9
 Poultry47 (13.9%)714.6
 Livestock82 (24.3%)1315.8

aOther tribes were Frafra (), Guan (), Hausa (), and Krobo (); bBuddhist (), Afrikanian mission (), unification movement (), and atheist (); cincome quoted in Ghana cedi ($), exchange rate of 1 USD to 5.5 Ghana cedis.

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