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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics associated with scabies infestation in schoolchildren of Bashagard County, southeast Iran

From: Risk factors associated with scabies infestation among primary schoolchildren in a low socio-economic area in southeast of Iran

Characteristics Total examined cases Positive cases Crude OR (95 % CI) p-value
No. % No. %
Sex
Males 257 53.5 4 1.5 1 0.034
Females 223 45.5 11 4.9 3.28 (1.03–10.45)
School grade
1–4 313 65.2 2 0.6 1 0.0001
5–6 167 34.8 13 7.78 13.12 (2.92–58.89)  
Father’s education
Illiterate/ Primary 291 60.6 13 4. 4 1 0.036
Secondary/ High school/ University 189 39.4 2 1 4.37 (0.97–19.59)
Mother’s education
Illiterate/ Primary 297 61.9 13 4.4 4.14 (1.92–18.57) 0.045
Secondary/ High school/ University 183 38.1 2 1.1 1
Father’s Job
Employee/ Farmer/ Self-employment 447 93.1 8 1.8 1 0.0001
Jobless 33 6.9 7 21.2 14.77 (4.97–43.89)
Mother’s Job
Employee 24 5 3 12.5 5.28(1.38–20.16) 0.007
Housewife 456 95 12 2.6 1
Family size
2–4 259 53.9 4 1.5 1 0.031
> 4 221 46.1 11 4.8 3.34(1.05–10.64)
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval