Journal of Parasitology Research / 2020 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Anthropometric parameters and nutritional statuses of infected and noninfected study participants.

Anthropometric featuresNumber of infected individualsNumber of noninfected individuals

Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Underweight (<18.5)109 (61.2%)37 (10.3%)
 Normal (18.5–24.9)55 (30.9%)193 (53.6%)
 Overweight (25.0–29.9)11 (6.2%)66 (18.3%)
 Obese (>30.0)3 (1.7%)64 (17.8%)
Anaemia assessment
 Severe anaemia ( g/dL)31 (17.4%)21 (5.8%)
 Moderate anaemia (Hb 8.0-10.9 g/dL)59 (33.1%)80 (22.2%)
 Mild anaemia (11.0–11.9 g/dL)31 (17.4%)95 (26.4%)
 Nonanaemic ( g/dL)57 (32.0%)164 (45.6%)
Serum albumin levels
 Values above mean minus 1SD (normal)63 (35.4%)275 (76.4%)
 Values below mean minus 1SD and above mean 2SD (malnourished)72 (40.4%)85 (23.6%)
 Values below mean minus 2SD (severely malnourished)43 (24.1%)0 (0.0%)

In the infected group, mean albumin concentration was 41.4 g/L while the standard deviation (SD) was 6.7 g/L. Mean minus 1SD was 34.7 g/L while mean minus 2SD was 28.0 g/L. In the noninfected group, mean albumin was 44.3 g/L and SD was 5.3 g/L. Mean minus 1SD was 39.0 g/L while mean minus 2SD was 33.7 g/L.

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