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Table 3 Prevalence of helminths and intestinal protozoa infections in schoolchildren, Burkina Faso, February 2015

From: Prevalence and risk factors of undernutrition among schoolchildren in the Plateau Central and Centre-Ouest regions of Burkina Faso

Variable Trematodes Total schistosomiasisa
[n (%)]
Nematodes Cestodes Total faecal-oral transmitted helminthsc
[n (%)]
Protozoa Total
protozoa
[n (%)]
S. haematobium a
[n (%)]
S. mansoni a
[n (%)]
Hookworm
[n (%)]
H. nana b
[n (%)]
Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar
[n (%)]
Entamoeba coli
[n (%)]
Giardia intestinalis
[n (%)]
Trichomonas intestinalis
[n (%)]
Balantidium coli
[n (%)]
Sex
 Female (188) 7 (3.7) 0 (0) 7 (3.7) 0 (0) 11 (5.9) 11 (5.9) 131 (69.7) 67 (35.6) 44 (23.4) 39 (20.7) 1 (0.5) 161 (85.6)
 Male (197) 8 (4.1) 1 (0.5) 9 (4.6) 3 (1.5) 14 (7.1) 16 (8.1)c 125 (63.5) 77 (39.1) 64 (32.5) 51 (25.9) 0 (0) 165 (83.8)
Age group
 8–11 year (251) 8 (3.2) 0 (0) 8 (3.2) 2 (0.8) 13 (5.2) 15 (6.0) 163 (64.9) 93 (37.1) 69 (27.5) 51 (20.3) 0 (0) 209 (83.3)
 12–14 years (134) 7 (5.2) 1 (0.8) 8 (6.0) 1 (0.8) 12 (9.0) 12 (9.0)c 93 (69.4) 51 (38.1) 39 (29.1) 39 (29.1) 1 (0.8) 117 (87.3)
Region
 Plateau Central (198) 8 (4.0) 0 (0) 8 (4.0) 1 (0.5) 5 (2.5) 6 (3.0) 110 (55.6) 65 (32.8) 49 (24.8) 55 (27.8) 0 (0) 157 (79.3)
 Centre-Ouest (187) 7 (3.7) 1 (0.5) 8 (4.3) 2 (1.1) 20 (10.7) 21 (11.2)c 146 (78.1) 79 (42.3) 59 (31.6) 35 (18.7) 1 (0.5) 169 (90.4)
Total (385) 15 (3.9) 1 (0.3) 16 (4.2) 3 (0.8) 25 (6.5) 27 (7.0) 256 (66.5) 144 (37.4) 108 (28.1) 90 (23.4) 1 (0.3) 326 (84.7)
  1. a Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni
  2. b Hymenolepis nana
  3. c The category of total faecal-oral transmitted helminths includes children infected with hookworm and Hymenolepis nana. There is one child co-infected with hookworm and Hymenolepis nana.