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Table 2 Summary of individuals infected with helminths and intestinal protozoa from two tuberculosis centres in Abidjan and two schools in Dabou, south Côte d'Ivoire, stratified by sex (2009/2010).

From: No Paragonimus in high-risk groups in Côte d'Ivoire, but considerable prevalence of helminths and intestinal protozoon infections

  Patients with chronic cough (n = 278) Schoolchildren (n = 166)
Parasite Male Female Total Male Female Total
No infection 116 (74.3%) 85 (69.6%) 201 (72.3%) 54 (57.4%) 54 (75.0%) 108 (65.1%)
Single infection 35 (22.4%) 25 (20.5%) 60 (21.6%) 19 (20.2%) 10 (13.9%) 29 (17.5%)
   Helminth 9 (5.7%) 4 (3.3%) 13 (4.6%) 31 (32.9%) 6 (8.3%) 37 (22.3%)
Hookworm 3 (1.9%) 1 (0.8%) 4 (1.4%) 19 (20.2%) 3 (4.2%) 22 (13.3%)
Trichuris trichiura 0 0 0 9 (9.6%) 3 (4.2%) 12 (7.2%)
Schistosoma mansoni 2 (1.3%) 3 (2.4%) 5 (1.8%) 0 0 0
Ascaris lumbricoides 0 0 0 3 (3.2%) 0 3 (1.8%)
Strongyloides stercoralis 4 (2.6%) 0 4 (1.4%) 0 0 0
   Intestinal protozoon 26 (16.7%) 21 (17.2%) 47 (16.9%) 54 (57.4%) 27 (37.5%) 81 (48.8%)
Entamoeba coli 21 (13.4%) 15 (12.3%) 36 (12.9%) 14 (14.9%) 9 (12.5%) 23 (13.8%)
Endolimax nana 3 (1.9%) 2 (1.6%) 5 (1.8%) 13 (13.8%) 5 (6.9%) 18 (10.8%)
Blastocystis hominis 0 0 0 9 (9.6%) 2 (2.8%) 11 (6.6%)
Giardia intestinalis 2(1.3%) 2 (1.6%) 4 (1.4%) 3 (3.2%) 5 (6.9%) 8 (4.8%)
Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar 0 0 0 6 (6.4%) 5 (6.9%) 11 (6.6%)
Iodamoeba bütschlii 0 1 (0.8%) 1 (0.3%) 5 (5.3%) 1 (1.4%) 6 (3.6%)
Chilomastix mesnili 0 1 (0.8%) 1 (0.3%) 4 (4.3%) 0 4 (2.4%)
Dual infection 5 (3.2%) 10 (8.2%) 15 (5.4%) 10 (10.6%) 4 (5.6%) 14 (8.4%)
Triple infection 0 2 (1.6%) 2 (0.7%) 4 (4.3%) 2 (2.8%) 6 (3.6%)
≥ Quadruple infection 0 0 0 7 (7.4%) 2 (2.8%) 9 (5.4%)
Total 156 122 278 94 72 166