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Table 4 Pooled prevalence estimates for STH infections in relation to regions and study settings

From: Prevalence and distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Nigerian children: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  Ascaris lumbricoides Hookworms Strongyloides stercoralis Trichuris trichiura
Variables SSZ Cases (%) SSZ Cases (%) SSZ Cases (%) SSZ Cases (%)
Regions
 North-central 1935 596 (30.8) 2936 476 (16.2) 1387 151 (10.9) 955 308 (32.3)
 North-east 250 57 (22.8) 250 86 (34.4) 250 23 (9.2) 250 26 (10.4)
 North-west 1370 119 (8.7) 570 30 (5.3) 800 12 (1.5) 570 20 (3.5)
Total 3555 772 (21.7) 3756 592 (15.8) 2437 186 (7.6) 1775 354 (19.9)
 South-east 3334 918 (27.5) 3334 898 (26.9) 2250 78 (3.5) 2850 335 (11.8)
 South-south 5297 2111 (39.9) 5157 848 (16.4) 2892 106 (3.7) 5297 1144 (21.6)
 South-west 17 091 9205 (53.9) 11 289 3549 (31.5) 3002 34 (1.1) 12 638 5540 (43.8)
Total 25 722 12 234 (47.6) 19 780 5295 (26.8) 8144 218 (2.7) 20 785 7019 (33.8)
Study setting
 Community 4936 1828 (37.0) 4427 200 (4.5) 1969 99 (5.0) 4708 761 (16.2)
 Hospital 517 133 (25.7) 517 42 (8.1) 207 1 (0.5) 517 38 (7.4)
 School 23 724 11 045 (46.6) 20 690 5656 (27.3) 8405 321 (3.8) 17 867 6517 (36.5)
Total 29 177 13 006 (44.6) 25 634 5898 (23.0) 10 581 421 (4.0) 23 092 7316 (31.7)
  1. SSZ Sample size