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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of included school-aged children on Pemba Island in mid-2011 with regard to intestinal protozoa infection

From: Prevalence of intestinal protozoa infection among school-aged children on Pemba Island, Tanzania, and effect of single-dose albendazole, nitazoxanide and albendazole-nitazoxanide

Characteristic, intestinal protozoa N (prevalence in %) Girls (%)/boys (%) Wawi (%)/Al-Sadik school (%)
  low (%)/moderate (%)/heavy (%)   
No. of children tested 550 271/279 404/146
G. intestinalis 90 (16.4) 37 (13.7)/53 (19.0) 59 (14.6)/31 (21.1)
40 (44.4)/35 (38.9)/15 (16.7)
E. histolytica/E. dispar 99 (18.0) 53 (19.6)/46 (16.5) 77 (19.1)/22 (15.1)
57 (57.6)/33 (33.3)/9 (9.1)
B. hominis 154 (28.0) 73 (26.9)/81 (29.0) 103 (34.9)/51 (25.5)
125 (81.2)/25 (16.2)/4 (2.6)
E. coli 283 (51.5) 151 (55.7)/132 (47.3) 210 (52.0)/73 (50.0)
  101 (35.7)/104 (36.7)/78 (27.6)   
E. nana 107 (19.5) 58 (21.4)/49 (17.6) 71 (17.6)/36 (24.7)
  62 (57.9)/40 (37.4)/5 (4.7)   
E. hartmanni 73 (13.3) 38 (14.0)/35 (12.0) 52 (12.9)/21 (14.4)
  57 (78.1)/14 (19.2)/2 (2.7)   
C. mesnili 45 (8.2) 27 (6.5)/18 (10.0) 31 (7.7)/14 (9.6)
  21 (46.7)/18 (40.0)/6 (13.3)   
I. bütschlii 37 (6.7) 18 (6.6)/19 (6.8) 22 (5.4)/15 (10.3)
  31 (83.8)/5 (13.5)/1 (2.7)   
G. intestinalis or E. histolytica/E. dispar or B. hominis 268 (48.7) 135 (49.8)/133 (47.8) 187 (46.3)/81 (55.5)
Any intestinal protozoa 411 (74.4) 219 (80.8)/192 (68.8) 297 (73.5)/114 (78.1)