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Table 3 Incidence (per 1000) of intestinal parasites in stool samples for various age groups

From: Giardia lamblia: a major parasitic cause of childhood diarrhoea in patients attending a district hospital in Ghana

  Age Group Incidence (95% CI)
  < 1 yr 1-2 yrs 3-5 yrs 6-10 yrs 11-14 yrs 15-17 yrs Overall
Parasite (n = 227) (n = 151) (n = 189) (n = 191) (n = 145) (n = 177) (n = 1080)
G. lamblia 13 (2.7 - 38.6) 99 (55.6 - 163.8) 138 (89.9 - 201.6) 89 (51.8 - 142.5) 117 (68.3 - 187.7) 152 (100.5 - 221.9) 97 (79.5 - 117.7)
E. coli 0 (0.0 - 16.2) 0 (0.0-24.4) 5.3 (0.1-29.5) 0 (0.0-19.3) 6.9 (0.1-38.4) 0 (0.0-20.8) 2 (0.2 - 6.7)
Other flagellates 0 (0.0 - 16.2) 6.6 (0.2-36.9) 0 (0.0-19.5) 0 (0.0-19.3) 0 (0.0-25.4) 0 (0.0-20.8) 1 (0.0 - 5.2)
H. nana 0 (0.0 - 16.2) 6.6 (0.2-36.9) 0 (0.0-19.5) 0 (0.0-19.3) 0 (0.0-25.4) 0 (0.0-20.8) 1 (0.0 - 5.2)
Hookworm 0 (0.0 - 16.2) 0 (0.0-24.4) 0 (0.0-19.5) 5.2 (0.1-29.2) 13.8 (1.7-49.8) 5.6 (0.1-31.5) 4 (1.0 - 9.5)
S. stercoralis 0 (0.0 - 16.2) 13.2 (1.6-47.8) 5.3 (0.1-29.5) 5.2 (0.1-29.2) 6.9 (0.1-38.4) 11.3 (1.4-40.8) 6 (2.6 - 13.3)
E. histolytica/dispar 0 (0.0 - 16.2) 6.6 (0.2-36.9) 5.3 (0.1-29.5) 0 (0.0-19.3) 0 (0.0-25.4) 0 (0.0-20.8) 2 (0.2 - 6.7)
S. mansoni 0 (0.0 - 16.2) 0 (0.0-24.4) 0 (0.0-19.5) 5.2 (0.1-29.2) 0 (0.0-25.4) 0 (0.0-20.8) 1 (0.0 - 5.1)