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Table 1 Overall prevalence of Entamoeba infection in the studied populations as determined by microscopy according to gender and age groups (N = 426)

From: Differentiating Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar and Entamoeba moshkovskii using nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in rural communities in Malaysia

Characteristics N n % 95% CI
Gender     
 Male 201 32 15.9 10.8-21.0
 Female 225 43 19.1 14.0-24.2
Age groups     
 Children 313 48 15.3 11.3-19.3
 Adults 113 27 23.9 16.0-31.8
Total (Overall prevalence) 426 75 17.6 14.0-21.2
  1. N: Total number examined; n: Entamoeba positive by microscopy;%: Percentage; 95% CI: Confidence Interval.