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Table 3 Factors associated with parasitic contamination of fruits and vegetables sold in selected markets of Arba Minch town from 1 to 22 September 2014 determined using the chi-square test

From: Parasitic contamination of raw vegetables and fruits collected from selected local markets in Arba Minch town, Southern Ethiopia

Variable Result of parasitological analysis
Positive [%] Total χ2 value P-value
Educational status of vendors     
 No formal education 115 [63.9] 180   
 Primary education 70 [46.7] 150 14.07 0.001
 Secondary education 11 [36.7] 30   
Total 196 [54.4] 360   
Market     
 Secha 50 [55.6] 90   
 Sikela 48 [53.3] 90   
 Konso-sefer 60 [66.7] 90 4.98 0.064
 Yetnebersh 38 [42.2] 90   
Total 196 [54.4] 360   
Type of produce     
Lactucaserriola 27 [60] 45   
Mangiferaindica 18 [40] 45   
Perseaamericana 17 [37.8] 45   
Lycopersiconesculentum 32 [71.2] 45 8.79 0.03
Daucuscarota 28 [62.3] 45   
Capsicum annuum 22 [48.9] 45   
Musa paradisiaca 22 [48.9] 45   
Brassica oleracea 30 [66.7] 45   
Total 196 [54.4] 360   
Means of display     
 On the floor 111 [55.5] 200   
 On tops of tables 29 [39.7] 73 5.66 0.722
 On wheelbarrow 36 [41.4] 87   
Total 196 [54.4] 360   
Washed before display     
 Yes 40 [38.5] 104   
 No 156 [60.9] 256 6.78 0.001
Total 196 [54.4] 360   
Source of water for washing     
 Pipe 21 [35.0] 60   
 River 14 [48.3] 29 1.771 0.441
 Well 2 [28.6] 7   
Total 37 [38.5] 96   
Market type     
 Grocery 36 [60] 60   
 Open market 160 [53.3] 300 0.39 0.88
Total 196 [54.4] 360