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Table 2 Distribution of the pooled prevalence of Blastocystis sp. infection according to state and sex

From: Prevalence of Blastocystis sp. infection in several hosts in Brazil: a systematic review and meta-analysis

StateOverall prevalence (%)95% CIWeight (%)Male95% CIWeight (%)Female95% CIWeight (%)
Mato Grosso do Sul41.036.0–46.029.436.029.0–43.013.047.039.0–55.012.4
Rio Grande do Sul40.031.0–50.023.4nsnsnsnsnsns
São Paulo33.021.0–46.037.374.00–10.025.06,004.00–9.0024.6
Paraná29.019.0–39.016.728.024.0–33.025.027.023.0–31.025.4
Rio de Janeiro23.012.0–35.012.363.055.0–71.013.048.040.0–56.012.4
Minas Gerais20.017.0–23.09.13nsnsnsnsnsns
Mato Grosso17.014.0–21.03.1420.015.0–27.013.015.011.0–20.012.7
Bahia13.08.00–22.02.7619.011.0–31.011.07.002.00–18.012.5
Amazonas00.00–2.003.34nsnsnsnsnsns
Goiás00.00–1.003.35nsnsnsnsnsns
Santa Catarina00.00–3.003.33nsnsnsnsnsns
São Paulo, Minhas Gerais and Cearáa1.000.00–1.003.35nsnsnsnsnsns
  1. aA single study included from these states
  2. Abbreviations: ns, not specified; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval