Table 10: Prevalence of geohelminth infections and associated risk factors.

Ascaris lumbricoides infectionHookwormAscaris + hookworm infection

Toilet type in use
 Open pit32 (33%)8 (8.2%)35 (36.1%)
 Pit with slab0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Water closet1 (1%)0 (0)1 (1%)
 Bush5 (5.2%)4 (4.1%)6 (6.2%)
 Total38 (39.2)12 (12.4%)42 (43.3%)
value0.1200.4740.099
Shared usage of toilet
 Yes 32 (33%)8 (8.2%)35 (36.1%)
 No1 (1%)0 (0)1 (1%)
 Not applicable5 (5.2%)4 (4.1%)6 (6.2%)
 Total38 (39.2%)12 (12.4%)42 (43.3%)
value0.4290.3980.513
Washing of hand before eating or defecation
 Yes, with water10 (10.3%)2 (2.1%)10 (10.3%)
 Yes, with water and soap1 (1%)0 (0)1 (1%)
 Not applicable27 (27.8%)10 (10.3%)31 (32.0%)
 Total38 (39.2%)12 (12.4%)42 (43.3%)
value0.0260.7340.061
Wearing of sandal when playing
 Yes1 (1%)0 (0)1 (1%)
 No36 (37.1%)12 (12.4%)40 (41.2%)
 Not applicable1 (1%)0 (0)1 (1%)
 Total38 (39.2)12 (12.4)42 (43.3)
value0.0080.1890.003
Picking objects from the ground
 Yes37 (38.1%)12 (12.4%)41 (42.3%)
 No0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Not applicable1 (1.0%)0 (0)1 (1%)
 Total38 (39.2)12 (12.4)42 (43.3)
value0.1770.5870.133
Playing on soil with friends
 Yes 37 (38.1%)11 (11.3%)40 (41.2%)
 No0 (0)1 (1%)1 (1%)
 Not applicable1 (1%)0 (0)1 (1%)
 Total38 (39.2)12 (12.4)42 (43.3)
value0.0180.8060.052