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Table 3 Prevalence and intensity of STH infection according to gender and Health District

From: High infection rates for onchocerciasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in children under five not receiving preventive chemotherapy: a bottleneck to elimination

Variables No. children examined No. children harboring A. lumbricoides (%) No. children harboring T. Trichiura (%) No. children harboring at least one STH Infection rate (95% CI)
Health Districts      
 Akonolinga 81 19 (23.5) 6 (7.4) 24 29.6% (28.8–40.4%)
 Ntui 169 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 0.0% (0.0–2.7%)
Gender      
 Males 123 9 (7.3) 2 (1.6) 11 8.9% (4.9–15.5%)
 Females 127 10 (7.9) 4 (3.1) 13 10.2% (5.9–16.9%)
Overall 250 19 (7.6) 6 (2.4) 24 9.6% (6.5–13.9%)
  1. No. number of; CI confidence interval; STH soil-transmitted helminth