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Table 6 Intensity (median EPG/LPG; min-max) of four soil transmitted helminths with respect to elevation 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 intensity (Min-Max) 165.3 (0.6–8653.9) 5.1 (0.2–61.8) 0.6 (0.2–10.2) 0.2 (0.2–4.7)
Infected children N = 12 N = 19 N = 22 N = 21
Intensity HEE (Min-Max) 165.3 (0.6–8653.9) 6.4 (0.4–61.8) 0.4 (0.2–9.8) 0.2 (0.2–2.2)
HEE* male (Min-Max) 242.7 (188.9–8653.9) 5.5 (0.4–61.8) 0.4 (0.2–9.8) 0.4 (0.2–2.2)
HEE female (Min-Max) 80.8 (0.6–231.4) 7.0 (2.3–34.3) 0.4 (0.2–3.9) 0.2 (0.2–0.2)
Infected children N = 0 N = 6 N = 17 N = 42
Intensity LEE (Min-Max)   0.7 (0.2–5.1) 0.8 (0.3–10.2) 0.2 (0.2–4.7)
LEEo male (Min-Max) 0 0.4 (0.2–5.1) 1.0 (0.4–8.2) 0.2 (0.2–4.7)
LEE female (Min-Max) 0 0.8 (0.6–1.7) 0.8 (0.4–10.2) 0.2 (0.2–2.2)
  1. HEE is high elevation ecozone; LEE is low elevation ecozone; EPG Eggs per gram; LPG Larvae per gram
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