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Table 3 Main clinical parameters at the time of sampling of the individuals recruited in the present study (n = 766) according to their community of origin, gender and age group, Paranaguá, Paraná, Brazil, 2015–2016

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasites, with emphasis on the molecular epidemiology of Giardia duodenalis and Blastocystis sp., in the Paranaguá Bay, Brazil: a community survey

Variable N Main symptomps, n (%) Stool consistency, n (%)
Diarrhoea Abdominal pain Watery Loose Formed
Community
 Ilha do Mela 46 8 (17.4) 13 (28.3)4** 2 (4.3) 16 (34.8) 28 (60.9)
 Ilha do Teixeiraa 58 4 (6.9)1* 16 (27.6)5** 2 (3.4) 11 (19.0) 45 (77.6)
 Ilha do Amparoa 90 19 (21.1)1*, 2* 37 (41.1)8** 4 (4.4) 27 (30.0) 59 (65.6)
 Jardim Esperançab 221 37 (16.7)3* 66 (29.9)7** 9 (4.1) 66 (29.9) 146 (66.0)
 Ilha dos Valadaresb 286 26 (9.1)2*, 3* 71 (24.8)6**, 7**, 8** 15 (5.2) 66 (23.1) 205 (71.7)
 Ponta do Cajub 65 8 (12.3) 32 (49.2)4**, 5**, 6** 4 (6.1) 13 (20.0) 48 (73.9)
Gender
 Male 382 55 (14.4) 122 (31.9) 19 (5.0) 105 (27.5) 258 (67.5)
 Female 384 47 (12.2) 113 (29.4) 17 (4.4) 94 (24.5) 273 (71.1)
Age group (years)
 0–4 66 6 (9.1) 15 (22.7) 5 (7.6) 15 (22.7) 46 (69.7)
 5–9 412 58 (14.1) 127 (30.8) 24 (5.8) 108 (26.2) 280 (68.0)
 10–14 146 21 (14.4) 52 (35.6) 5 (3.4) 44 (30.2) 97 (66.4)
 15–34 52 6 (11.5) 16 (30.8) 1 (1.9) 12 (23.1) 39 (75.0)
 > 34 90 11 (12.2) 25 (27.8) 1 (1.1) 20 (22.2) 69 (76.7)
Total 766 102 (13.3) 235 (30.7) 36 (4.7) 199 (26.0) 531 (69.3)
  1. Abbreviation: N number of individuals
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01: Statistically significant relationships between two given data for a specific variable were identified with superscript (1 to 8) numbers.
  3. aInsular or poorly accessible settings
  4. bUrban or peri-urban settings