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Table 1 Factors affecting prevalence of Blastocystis, based on detection by PCR

From: The distribution of Blastocystis subtypes in isolates from Qatar

Factor Number Prevalence (%) 95 % CL
Host sex    
 Males 280 70.7 65.85–75.17
 Females 328 71.3 66.10–76.10
Host age    
 Age class 1 (18–29) 286 73.1 68.25–77.42
 Age class 2 (30–39) 233 70.0 65.49–74.10
 Age class 3 (40–58) 89 67.4 54.32–78.65
Region of origin    
 Africa 89 87.6 76.54–94.08
 Eastern Asia 188 67.6 57.95–75.86
 Western Asia 331 68.6 63.23–73.49