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Table 1 Sociodemographic, behavioral, and medical history of preschool children in Sekota town, Waghimra zone, Ethiopia, 2019, (total positive for IP, n = 113), and total negative for IP, n = 265)

From: Prevalence and risk factors of intestinal parasitic infestations among preschool children in Sekota town, Waghimra zone, Ethiopia

VariablesCategoriesParasitic infestationsFrequencyPercent
Negative No. (%)Positive
No. (%)
Sex of childrenMale127 (66.8)63 (33.2)19050.3
Female138 (73.4)50 (26.6)18849.7
Frequency of child illness in the last 1 year1 Times108 (69.7)47 (30.3)15541.0
2–3 times79 (83.2)16 (16.8)9525.1
>  3 Times78 (60.9)50 (39.1)12833.9
Habit of playing with soilYes227 (68.4)105 (31.6)33287.8
No38 (82.6)8 (17.4)4612.2
Habit of waking in bare footYes190 (69.3)84 (30.7)27472.5
No75 (72.1)29 (27.9)10427.5
History of deworming intakeYes122 (78.2)34 (21.8)15641.3
No143 (64.4)79 (35.6)22258.7
Vaccination completionYes234 (72.0)91 (28.0)32586.0
No31 (58.5)22 (41.5)5314.0
Enrolment in schoolYes103 (67.3)50 (32.7)15340.5
No162 (72.0)63 (28.0)22559.5
Habit of child shoes wearingNo wear at all8 (29.6)19 (70.4)277.1
Sometimes197 (73.0)73 (27.0)27071.4
Always60 (74.1)21 (25.9)8121.4
Habit of outdoor spentYes219 (72)85 (28)30480.4
No46 (62.2)28 (37.8)7419.6
Diagnosed medical casesYes4 (50%)4 (50%)82.1
No261 (70.5)109 (29.5)37097.9
History of diarrheaYes143 (69.4)63 (30.6)20654.5
No122 (70.9)50 (29.1)17245.5
Fingernail cleannessYes86 (71.7)34 (28.3)12031.7
No179 (69.4)79 (30.6)25868.3
  1. Key; IP-intestinal parasites, and No. = Number