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Table 6 Factors affecting intestinal parasitic infection among children aged 6–59 months in rural Dembiya, northwest Ethiopia, May 2017

From: Childhood intestinal parasitic infection and sanitation predictors in rural Dembiya, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Parasitic infections COR with 95% CI AOR with 95% CI
Yes No
Children wash their hands after playing/defecation and before eating
 Yes 10 92 1  
 No 48 75 5.89 (2.79, 12.42) 3.86 (1.53, 9.75)**
Mothers’ or caregivers’ hand washing practice
 Good 10 45 1  
 Not good 48 122 1.77 (0.83, 3.79) 2.32 (0.81, 6.68)
Drinking water sources
 Protected 22 144 1  
 Unprotected 36 23 10.25 (5.14, 20.41) 7.79 (3.30, 18.40)***
Service level of water supply
 Basic access 24 87 1  
 No access 34 80 1.54 (0.84, 2.82) 3.05 (1.28, 7.23)*
Drinking water quality
 Good 13 54 1  
 Not good 45 113 1.65 (0.82, 3.32) 1.61(0.64, 4.02)
Food safety practices
 Good 9 109 1  
 Poor 49 58 10.23 (4.70, 22.30) 4.33 (1.62, 11.58)**
Households sanitation performance
 Adequate 5 92 1  
 Not adequate 53 75 13.00 (4.95, 34.17) 5.01 (1.56, 16.16)*
  1. Hosmer and Lemeshow test = 0.095
  2. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05
  3. **Statistically significant at p < 0.01
  4. ***Statistically significant at p < 0.001