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Table 2 Frequency of clinical outcomes obtained from physical examination of children in Dolakha and Ramechhap districts, Nepal, between March and May 2015, stratified by sex, age group and district

From: Intestinal parasite infections and associated risk factors among schoolchildren in Dolakha and Ramechhap districts, Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Clinical outcomes Overall (N = 562) Sex Age group (years) District
Male (n = 280) Female (n = 282) χ 2 P 8–12 (n = 122) 13–16 (n = 440) χ 2 P Dolakha (n = 444) Ramechhap (n = 118) χ 2 P
N (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Symptoms in past two weeks
 Fever 174 (31.0) 84 (30.0) 90 (31.9) 0.24 0.62 37 (30.3) 137 (31.1) 0.02 0.86 146 (32.9) 28 (23.7) 3.07 0.05
 Diarrhoea 126 (22.4) 66 (23.6) 60 (21.3) 0.43 0.51 38 (31.1) 88 (20.0) 6.82 0.01 104 (23.4) 22 (18.6) 1.02 0.27
 Blood in stool 8 (1.4) 5 (1.8) 3 (1.1) 0.52 0.47 2 (1.6) 6 (1.4) 0.05 0.82 4 (0.9) 4 (3.4) 4.01 0.04
 Mucus in stool 16 (2.8) 5 (1.8) 11 (3.9) 2.27 0.13 5 (4.1) 11 (2.5) 0.88 0.35 15 (3.4) 1 (0.8) 2.02 0.14
Physical examination
 Hepatomegaly 1 (0.2) 1 (0.4) 0 (0) 1.00 0.32 1 (0.8) 0 (0) 3.61 0.05 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 0.03 0.60
 Pale conjunctiva 55 (9.8) 24 (8.6) 31 (11.0) 0.93 0.33 16 (13.1) 39 (8.9) 1.96 0.16 43 (9.7) 12 (10.2) 0.02 0.88
  1. P-values were obtained by χ2 test; values in boldface indicate statistically significant differences