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Table 3 Results of multivariate analysis of potential risk factors for moderate-to-heavy STH infections among aboriginal schoolchildren in Satak, Pahang (n = 254).

From: The burden of moderate-to-heavy soil-transmitted helminth infections among rural malaysian aborigines: an urgent need for an integrated control programme

Variables Moderate-to-heavy STH infections
  OR (95% CI) P
Source of drinking water (untreated) 2.70 (1.31, 5.81) 0.001*
Toilet in house (no) 2.40 (1.30, 4.82) 0.003*
Have domestic animals at household (yes) 2.53 (0.68, 8.63) 0.152
Age (≥ 10 years) 1.16 (0.57, 1.79) 0.584
Play barefooted with the soil (yes) 1.46 (0.74, 2.84) 0.273
  1. OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval
  2. * Significant risk factor (P ≤ 0.05)
  3. Variables included in the model were age, toilet in house, source of drinking water, have animals at household and playing barefooted with the soil