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Table 3 Prevalence of STHs by age and sex among children aged 0–2 years from selected rural and urban communities

From: Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infection among children under 2 years from urban and rural settings in Ogun state, Nigeria: implication for control strategy

Variables Rural
N (%)
Urban
N (%)
Grand total
N (%)
Age (months) Number examined Number + ve Number examined Number + ve Number examined Number + ve
0–6 13 (24.5) 3 (23.1) 27 (54.0) 12 (44.4%) 40 (38.8) 15 (37.5)
7–12 16 (30.2) 15 (93.8) 8 (16.0) 7 (87.5) 24 (23.3) 22 (91.7)
13–18 9 (17.0) 9 (100.0) 5 (10.0) 2 (40.0) 14 (13.6) 11 (78.6)
19–24 15 (28.3) 15 (100.0) 10 (20.0) 9 (90.0) 25 (24.3) 24 (96.0)
Total 53 (100.0) 42 (79.2) 50 (100.0) 30 (60.0) 103 (100.0) 72 (69.9)
P values   0.012*   0.042*   0.035*
Sex       
Male 27 (50.9) 22 (81.5) 22 (44.0) 14 (63.6) 49 (47.6) 36 (73.5)
Female 26 (49.1) 20 (76.9) 28 (56.0) 16 (57.1) 54 (52.4) 36 (66.7)
Total 53 (100.0) 42 (79.2) 50 (100.0) 30 (60.0) 103 (100.0) 72 (69.9)
P-values   0.126   0.112   0.132
  1. Values asterisk (*) connotes significant difference in a column