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Table 3 Determinants of helminthic infection among pregnant women in Mecha district, Northwest Ethiopia (n = 783)

From: Prevalence of helminthic infections and determinant factors among pregnant women in Mecha district, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables aIP Infected IP Not infected bCOR[95%CI] cAOR[95%CI] p-value
Latrine Absent 136 24 2.8 [1.72–4.58] 2.94 [1.5–5.8] < 0.01
Present 417 206
Hand washing habit Absent 182 15 7.03 [3.94–12.74] 3.33 [1.54–7.14] < 0.01
Present 371 215
Residence Rural 530 72 50.57 [29.82–86.4] 2 [5–10] 0.01
Urban 23 158
Bare footed Yes 199 105 0.67 [0.48–0.93] 6.87 [3.67–12.9] < 0.01
No 354 125
Educational status Illiterate 135 59 0.94 [0.65–1.35] 2.32 [1.04–5.26] < 0.01
Literate 418 171
Habit of eating raw vegetables Yes 426 142 2.08 [1.47–2.94] 2.65 [3.23–9.9] < 0.01
No 127 88
Age in years <= 21 179 42 2.44 [1.44–3.19] 6.48 [2.91–14.4] < 0.01
> 21 374 188
  1. aIP=intestinal parasites
  2. bCrude odds ratio
  3. cAdjusted odds ratio