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Table 3 Environmental and behavioral risk factors of parasitic infection among studied 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
Clean home environment
 Yes 482 (66.4) 101 (42.3) 381 (78.2) <0.00001*
 No 244 (33.6) 138 (57.7) 106 (21.8)
Good hygiene of the finger nails
 Yes 497 (68.5) 118 (49.3) 379 (77.8) <0.00001*
 No 229 (31.5) 121 (50.7) 108 (22.2)
Hand wash before and after meals
 Yes 399 (55.0) 105 (43.9) 294 (60.4) <0.00001*
 No 327 (45.0) 134 (56.1) 193 (39.6)
Hand wash after bathroom use
 Yes 416 (57.3) 117 (49.0) 299 (61.4) 0.0014*
 No 310 (42.7) 122 (51.0) 188 (38.6)
Washing vegetables and fruits well before consumption
 Yes 443 (61.0) 86 (36.0) 357 (73.3) <0.00001*
 No 283 (39.0) 153 (64.0) 130 (26.7)
Domestic animals contact
 Yes 237 (32.6) 157 (65.7) 80 (16.4) <0.00001*
 No 489 (67.4) 82 (34.3) 407 (83.6)
Water contact activities
 Yes 177 (24.4) 96 (40.0) 81 (16.7) <0.00001*
 No 549 (75.6) 144 (60.0) 405 (83.3)
Walking bare footed
 Yes 185 (25.5) 131(54.8) 54 (11.1) <0.00001*
 No 541 (74.5) 108 (45.2) 433 (88.9)
Total 726 (100) 239 (100) 487 (100)  
  1. *statistically significant difference