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Table 2 A multivariable logistic regression analysis of potential risk factors with parasitic infestations identified using formal ether concentration technique among 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 infestationsCORP-valueAOR95% CI
Negative (%)Positive (%)
LowerUpper
History of deworming intakeNo143 (64.4)79 (35.6)1.990.0012.511.484.27
Yes122 (78.2)34 (21.8)1 1  
Complete VaccinationNo31 (58.5)22 (41.5)0.550.190.640.331.25
Yes234 (72.0)91 (28.0)1 1  
Habit of playing with soilYes227 (68.4)105 (31.6)2.200.591.230.582.59
No38 (82.6)8 (17.4)1 1  
Habit of shoes wearingRegularly60 (74.1)21 (25.9)1 1  
Sometimes197 (73.0)73 (27.0)1.060.791.090.591.99
Not wear8 (29.6)19 (70.4)6.790.390.600.191.89
History of diarrheaNo122 (70.9)50 (29.1)1.080.931.020.631.67
Yes143 (69.4)63 (30.6)1 1  
OccupationMerchant36 (83.7)7 (16.3)1 1  
Housewife188 (68.4)87 (31.6)2.380.231.770.694.52
G/employee34 (69.4)15 (30.6)2.270.033.371.1310.00
P/ employee7 (63.6)4 (36.4)2.940.222.700.5613.05
Presence of animals in homeNo143(80.8)34 (19.2)1 1  
Yes122 (60.7)79 (39.3)2.720.003.101.835.27
Fingernail cleannessNo179 (69.4)79 (30.6)1.120.071.740.973.14
Yes86 (71.7)34 (28.3)1 1  
Sex of childMale127 (66.8)63 (33.2)0.730.131.430.892.31
Female138 (73.4)50 (26.6)1 1  
  1. Key: G/employee-government employee, P/employee-Private employee