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Table 2 Characteristics of participants classified by presence or absence of intestinal parasites

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasites and the absence of soil-transmitted helminths in Añatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Characteristics No. (%) of positive participants (n = 106) No. (%) of negative participants (n = 364) χ 2 P Total no. (%) of participants (n = 470)
Age group (years)
 1–5 30 (28.3) 65 (17.9) 5.49 0.019 95 (20.2)
 6–15 61 (57.5) 134 (36.8) 14.46 <0.001 195 (41.5)
 16–26 8 (7.6) 44 (12.1) 1.68 0.195 52 (11.1)
 27–67 7 (6.6) 109 (29.9) 23.95 <0.001 116 (24.7)
 ≥ 68 0 12 (3.3) 3.58 0.058 12 (2.5)
Gender
 Female 56 (52.8) 178 (48.9) 0.36 0.475 234 (49.8)
 Male 50 (47.2) 186 (51.1) 236 (50.2)
Education
 ≤ 3 years-old 11 (10.5) 39 (10.7) 0.003 0.953 50 (10.6)
 In pre-school 17 (16.0) 20 (5.5) 12.46 <0.001 37 (7.9)
 In elementary school 60 (56.6) 119 (32.7) 19.84 <0.001 179 (38.3)
 In high school 1 (0.9) 11 (3.0) 1.47 0.225 12 (2.3)
 Finished elementary school 9 (8.5) 82 (22.5) 10.29 0.001 91 (19.4)
 Incomplete elementary school 7 (6.6) 72 (19.8) 10.20 0.001 79 (16.8)
 Finished high school 0 2 (0.6) 0.64 0.424 2 (0.4)
 No formal education 1 (0.9) 19 (5.2) 3.74 0.053 20 (4.3)
  1. Bold indicates the relationship was statistically significant P < 0.05