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Table 4 Prevalence of STHs by age and gender across different parasite types

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 Number examined Number + ve Parasite type
A. lumbricoides T. trichuria Hookworm
Age (months)
 0–6 40 (38.8) 15 (37.5) 14 (35.0) 0 (0.0) 8 (20.0)
 7–12 24 (23.3) 22 (91.7) 21 (87.5) 1 (4.2) 19 (79.2)
 13–18 14 (13.6) 11 (78.6) 11 (78.6) 7 (50.0) 10 (71.4)
 19–24 25 (24.3) 24 (96.0) 24 (96.0) 11 (44.0) 23 (92.0)
Total 103 (100.0) 72 (69.9) 70 (68.0) 19 (18.4) 60 (58.3)
P values   0.035* 0.012* 0.037* 0.041*
Sex
 Male 49 (47.6) 36 (73.5) 34 (69.4) 8 (16.3) 31 (63.3)
 Female 54 (52.4) 36 (66.7) 36 (66.7) 11 (20.4) 28 (51.9)
Total 103 (100.0) 72 (69.9) 70 (68.0) 19 (18.4) 60 (58.3)
P values   0.132 0.672 0.215 0.087