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Table 8 Anthropometric characteristics: association between body mass index (BMI) and parasitized status

From: Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar infection in Mexican school children: genotyping and phylogenetic relationship

Microscopic examination (n = 306) <5th percentile (under-weight) 5th to 85th percentile (normal weight) 85th to 95th percentile (over-weight) ≥95th percentile (obese) Total (%)
Parasitized 3 51 10 8 72 (23.5)
Non-parasitized 10 141 47 36 234 (76.4)
  1. Chi2 test = 2.85, p = 0.41