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Table 3 Summary of prevalence (95% confidence interval) of four soil transmitted helminths with respect to ecozone and sex of children in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

From: Soil transmitted helminth infection in primary school children varies with ecozone in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  Ascaris sp. Trichuris sp. Hookworms Strongyloides spp.
Overall prevalence
(95% CI)
4.0 (1.6–6.4) 8.4 (5.0–11.7) 13.0 (9.1–17.1) 27.4 (21.4–33.4)
Overall prevalence HEE (95% CI) 7.8a (3.3–12.4) 12.4a (6.9–18.0) 14.4a (8.5–20.3) 21.7a (12.9–30.4)
HEE Male (95% CI) 5.8 (0.3–11.2) 14.9 (6.9–23.0) 17.2 (8.7–25.8) 29.0 (16.1–42.0)
HEE female (95% CI) 10.8 (2.5–19.1) 9.2 (1.4–17.0) 10.8 (2.5–19.0) 11.9 (0.9–22.9)
Overall prevalence LEE (95% CI) 0b 4.0b (0.6–7.7)) 11.7a (6.1–17.3) 31.6a (23.3–40.0)
LEE male (95% CI) 0 3.8 (0–8.7) 17.7 (8.7–26.8) 27.5 (16.2–38.8)
LEE female (95% CI) 0 4.5 (0–10.2) 4.5 (0–10.2) 35.9 (23.4–48.5)
  1. HEE is high elevation ecozone; LEE is low elevation ecozone. Different superscript (a,b) within row indicates significant differences P < 0.05
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