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Table 1 Intestinal parasitic infection in relation to socio-demography in the study population in Hawassa University Hospital, southern Ethiopia, 2013–2014

From: Cryptosporidium and other intestinal parasitic infections among HIV patients in southern Ethiopia: significance of improved HIV-related care

Characteristics Number (%) tested Number (%) positive for any parasite χ 2 P-value
Residence
 Rural 35 (7.1) 16 (45.7) 1.53 0.22
 Urban 456 (92.9) 161 (35.3)
Age group (years)
 15 – 19 19 (3.9) 7 (36.8) 5.32 0.26
 20 – 29 165 (33.6) 63 (38.2)   
 30 – 39 186 (37.9) 58 (31.2)   
 40 – 49 88 (17.9) 39 (44.3)   
 ≥ 50 33 (6.7) 10 (30.3)   
Sex
 Male 193 (39.3) 70 (36.3) 0.07 0.94
 Female 298 (60.7) 107 (35.9)
Occupation
 Government employee 73 (14.9) 23 (31.5) 6.55 0.623
 Non-governmental employee 47 (9.6) 11 (23.4)   
 House wife 133 (27.1) 55 (41.4)   
 Student 13 (2.6) 5 (38.5)   
 Merchant 85 (17.3) 31 (36.5)   
 Housemaid 28 (5.7) 10 (35.7)   
 No work 55 (11.2) 23 (41.8)   
 Other 57 (11.6) 19 (33.3)   
Educational status
 Illiterate 89 (18.1) 45 (50.6) 18.01 < 0.0001
 Primary 143 (29.1) 60 (42)   
 Secondary 198 (40.3) 56 (28.3)   
 Tertiary 61 (12.4) 16 (26.2)