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Table 1 Prevalence (P) for parasites in relation to epidemiological data and significant differences

From: Intestinal parasite infections in immigrant children in the city of Rome, related risk factors and possible impact on nutritional status

Epidemiological data   Examined Positive P Significance
Gender females 118 15 12.7% χ2 = 0.912
  males 129 22 17.1% P = 0.219
Age (years) < 5 158 16 10.1% χ2 =24.57
  6-10 67 10 14.9% P < 0.01
  11-15 22 11 50.0%  
Height (Z-score) z < −1 55 17 30.9% χ2 = 16.76
  −1<z<1 138 18 13.0% P < 0.01
  z > 1 54 2 3.70%  
Weight (Z-score) z < −1 40 8 20.0% χ2 = 5.550
  −1<z<1 132 16 12.1% P = 0.062
  z > 1 50 2 4.0%  
Provenance European 181 27 14.9% χ2 =0.002
  other 66 10 15.2% P = 0.553
Time in Italy < 1 year 85 22 25.9% χ2 = 12.096
  > 1 year 162 15 9.3% P < 0.01
Travel no 178 27 15.2% χ2 = 0.018
  yes 69 10 14.5% P = 0.534
Housing shack 21 10 47.6% χ2 = 19.198
  apartment 226 27 11.9% P < 0.01
Living with other families no 170 18 10.6% χ2 = 8.258
  yes 77 19 24.7% P < 0.01