Journal of Parasitology Research / 2020 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

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

Table 5

Distribution of enteroparasites in underweight, anaemic, and malnourished participants.

Nutritional statusAssociated parasitesFrequency of association with nutritional status

Underweight ()S. mansoni69 (63.3%)
Hookworm27 (24.8%)
E. histolytica13 (11.9%)
Severe anaemia ()Hookworm19 (61.3%)
G. lamblia7 (22.6%)
S. mansoni5 (16.1%)
Moderate anaemia ()Hookworm22 (37.3%)
E. histolytica19 (32.2%)
S. mansoni9 (15.3%)
A. lumbricoides9 (15.3%)
Mild anaemia ()Hookworm11 (35.5%)
G. lamblia9 (29.0%)
S. stercoralis7 (22.6%)
E. histolytica4 (12.9%)
Malnourished ()G. lamblia22 (30.6%)
A. lumbricoides21 (29.2%)
Hookworm19 (26.4%)
E. histolytica10 (13.9%)
Severely malnourished ()S. stercoralis17 (39.5%)
Hookworm11 (25.6%)
G. lamblia10 (23.3%)
B. coli5 (11.6%)

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