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Table 2 Prevalence of Blastocystis infection among different Orang Asli tribes according to age groups and gender

From: Blastocystis infection in Malaysia: Evidence of waterborne and human-to-human transmissions among the Proto-Malay, Negrito and Senoi tribes of Orang Asli

  Overall Proto-Malay Negrito Senoi
  n n % n n % n n % n n %
positive tested positive positive tested positive positive tested positive positive tested positive
Age groups (years)             
<15 50 221 22.6 10 59 17.0 16 72 22.2 24 89 27.0
≥15 52 279 18.6 10 91 11.0 14 67 20.9 28 122 23.0
Gender             
Male 41 219 18.7 8 66 12.1 14 66 21.2 19 87 21.8
Female 61 281 21.7 12 84 14.3 16 73 21.9 33 124 26.6
Total 102 500 20.4 20 150 13.3 30 139 21.6 52 211 24.7
  1. n = Number examined.