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Table 2 Results of Kato-Katz stool examination: Prevalence and intensity of helminth infections

From: Cross-reaction of POC-CCA urine test for detection of Schistosoma mekongi in Lao PDR: a cross-sectional study

Parasites a Champasack, n = 366 Savannakhet, n = 369 Luang Prabang, n = 360 Total, n = 1095
% (n) Mean EPG
(Max−Min)
% (n) Mean EPG
(Max−Min)
% (n) Mean EPG
(Max−Min)
% (n) Mean EPG
(Max−Min)
Schistosoma mekongi 0.5 (2) 12 (12) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.2 (2) 12 (12)
Opisthorchis viverrini 62.8 (230) 2352
(6–41 700)
77.2 (285) 1343
(6–29 538)
12.2 (44) 81
(6–1152)
51.1 (559) 1659
(6–41 700)
Hookworm 40.4 (148) 300 (6–5472) 68.6 (253) 340 (6–6306) 86.4 (311) 1207
(6–14 004)
65.0 (712) 710
(6–14 004)
Trichuris trichiura 0.5 (2) 18 (12–24) 1.4 (5) 72 (24–108) 31.7 (114) 50 (6–306) 11.1 (121) 50 (6–306)
Ascaris lumbricoides 0.5 (2) 228 (78–378) 0.3 (1) 12 (12) 12.5 (45) 5429
(24–71 970)
4.4 () 5100
(12–71 970)
  1. a Overall prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis and Taenia spp. was 1.8 and 2.0%, respectively. EPG: Eggs per gram