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Table 4 Prevalence of double and triple parasitic infections, stratified by age and sex among 400 primary schoolchildren in the Nyamatongo ward.

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

  Prevalence of double and triple infections
Variable   S. mansoni +
P. falciparum
S. mansoni +
Hookworm
P. falciparum +
hookworm
P. falciparum +
S. mansoni + hookworm
Sex N N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
   Female 204 14 (6.9%) 33 (16.2%) 5 (2.5%) 7 (3.4%)
   Male 196 10 (5.1%) 40 (20.4%) 1(0.5%) 4 (2.1%)
Age (years)      
   ≤ 10 83 4 (4.8%) 16 (19.3%) 0 2 (2.4%)
   11 - 13 210 14 (6.7%) 33 (15.7%) 3(1.4%) 8 (3.8%)
   14 - 16 107 24 (17.1%) 73 (57.4%) 6(1.42%) 1 (0.9%)
All age groups 400 42 122 9 11