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Table 2 Socio-demographic risk factors of parasitic infection among studied school children

From: Intestinal parasitic infection among school children in Dakahlia governorate, Egypt: a cross-sectional study

  Total
No. (%)
Infected
No. (%)
Non-infected
No.(%)
P value
Gender
 Male 385 (53.0) 131 (54.8) 254 (52.1) 0.5
 Female 341 (47.0) 108 (45.2) 233 (47.9)  
Age
 6–10 256 (35.3) 109 (45.6) 147 (30.2) 0.00001*
 11–14 271 (37.3) 87 (36.4) 184 (37.8)
 15–18 199 (27.4) 43 (18.0) 156 (32.0)
Educational stage
 Primary 291 (40.1) 133 (55.7%) 158 (32.4) < 0.00001*
 Preparatory 245 (33.7) 67 (28.0) 178 (36.6)
 Secondary 190 (26.2) 39 (16.3%) 151 (31.0)
Residence
 Urban 336 (46.3) 93 (38.9) 243 (49.9) 0.005*
 Rural 390 (53.7) 146 (61.1) 244 (50.1)
Monthly family income
 < 2000 L,E 151 (20.8) 36 (15.1) 115 (23.6) 0.003*
 2000–4000 L. E 364 (50.1) 140 (58.6) 224 (46.0)
 >4000 L. E 211 (29.1) 63 (26.3) 148 (30.4)
Fathers’ education
 Illiterate 173 (23.8) 61 (25.5) 112 (23.0) 0.54
 Primary and preparatory 125 (17.2) 35 (14.6) 90 (18.5)
 Secondary 268 (36.9) 87 (36.4) 181 (37.2)
 University or higher 160 (22.1) 56 (23.5) 104 (21.3)
Mothers’ education
 Illiterate 227 (31.3) 81 (33.9) 146 (30.0) 0.02*
 Primary and preparatory 100 (13.8) 28 (11.7) 72 (14.8)
 Secondary 282 (38.8) 104 (43.5) 178 (36.5)
 University or higher 117 (16.1) 26 (10.9) 91 (18.7)
Total 726 (100) 239 (100) 487 (100)  
  1. *statistically significant difference