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Table 2 Molecular characterisation via PCR and distribution of parasites among the Temuan and Mah Meri sub-ethnic groups

From: Prevalence and risk factors of intestinal parasitism among two indigenous sub-ethnic groups in Peninsular Malaysia

Intestinal parasites Total (n = 186) Temuan (n = 106) Mah Meri (n = 80)
n positive % n positive % n positive %
Hookworm       
Necator americanus 38 20.4 29 27.4 9 11.3
Ancylostoma ceylanicum 8 4.3 5 4.7 3 3.8
N. americanus and A. ceylanicum 2 1.1 2 1.9 0 0
Entamoeba spp.       
Entamoeba histolytica 7 3.8 5 4.7 2 2.5
Entamoeba dispar 2 1.1 1 0.9 1 1.3
E. histolytica and E. dispar 2 1.1 2 1.9 0 0
Giardia sp.       
Giardia duodenalis 21 11.3 15 14.2 6 7.5