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Table 3 The effect of sex, age, region of origin and year of sampling on the prevalence % (CL95) of infection based on RT-PCR

From: Coproscopy and molecular screening for detection of intestinal protozoa

  n Entamoeba histolytica Giardia duodenalis Dientamoeba fragilis Blastocystis hominis
Age class
 1 (18–22 years) 88 1.1 (0.08–8.40) 22.7 (13.42–35.54) 23.9 (14.24–36.69) 67.0 (54.03–78.26)
 2 (23–29 years) 266 1.9 (0.91–3.82) 15.0 (11.79–18.93) 27.1 (22.86–31.73) 67.3 (62.42–71.08)
 3 (30–37 years) 227 2.2 (1.18–4.04) 10.1 (7.58–13.29) 23.8 (20.02–27.97) 64.3 (59.77–68.64)
 4 (38–58 years) 154 0.6 (0.07–3.97) 14.3 (9.18–21.36) 26.0 (19.03–34.05) 61.7 (53.08–69.58)
Host sex
 Males 363 0.8 (0.23–2.76) 18.2 (14.08–23.12) 24.2 (19.58–29.57) 65.6 (59.81–70.89)
 Females 372 2.4 (1.13–5.03) 10.5 (7.30–14.67) 26.6 (21.70–32.15) 64.8 (58.95–70.25)
Region of origin
 West Asia 423 1.7 (0.60–4.26) 15.4 (11.29–20.48) 27.4 (22.13–33.47) 63.8 (57.53–69.74)
 East Asia 223 1.8 (0.91–3.50) 9.9 (7.37–12.97) 24.7 (20.91–28.83) 58.7 (54.16–63.23)
 North Africa 42 2.4 (0.17–14.00) 16.7 (7.35–32.66) 26.2 (13.95–42.72) 83.3 (67.34–92.65)
 Sub-Saharan Africa 47 0 (0.00–10.60) 23.4 (11.52–40.98) 10.6 (3.35–26.30) 91.5 (76.59–97.77)
Year
 2012 196 1.5 (0.23–6.28) 26.0 (18.17–35.35) 27.6 (19.53–36.94) 69.4 (59.56–77.88)
 2013 208 1.9 (1.01–3.60) 10.6 (8.06–13.66) 28.4 (24.48–32.55) 70.7 (66.42–74.61)
 2014 331 1.5 (0.61–3.62) 9.7 (6.81–13.48) 22.4 (18.04–27.29) 59.2 (53.69–64.59)