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Table 2 Overall prevalence of parasitic diseases investigated, stratified by sex, among 400 schoolchildren in Nyamatongo ward, northwest Tanzania.

From: Co-infections with Plasmodium falciparum, Schistosoma mansoni and intestinal helminths among schoolchildren in endemic areas of northwestern Tanzania

   Prevalence of infection (%)  
  Overall N (%) 95% confidence
interval
Females (n = 204)
N (%)
Males (n = 196)
N (%)
P-value
(males vs. females)
Schistosomes      
Schistosoma mansoni 257 59.9-68.8 135 122 P = 0.31
  (64.3%)   (66.18%) (62.24%)  
Soil-transmitted helminths      
Hookworm 152 33.7-42.8 78 (38.23%) 74 (37.8%) P = 0.70
  (38.5%)     
Plasmodia      
Plasmodium falciparum 54 (13.5%) 10.2-16.9 34 (16.7%) 20 (10.2%) P = 0.26
Plasmodium ovale 3 (0.8%) 0-10.9 2 (0.98%) 1 (0.51%)  
At least one parasitic 218 46.6-59.4 110 108 P = 0.39
infection (54.5%)   (53.92%) (55.10%)  
Two or more parasitic 116 (29%) 24.6-33.4 61 (29.90%) 55 (47.41%)  
infections