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Table 1 PCR based prevalence of G. duodenalis in children by study site, sex and age group in Oromia Special Zone, central Ethiopia (January - June, 2014)

From: Multilocus genotyping of Giardia duodenalis isolates from children in Oromia Special Zone, central Ethiopia

Parameters No. of samples examined G. duodenalis
No. of samples positives n (%) χ2 P value
Study site     
 Holetta 102 15 (14.7)   
 Sendafa 101 20 (19.8) 1.115 0.573
 Chancho 83 13 (15.7)   
Sex     
 Male 154 27 (17.5) 0.293 0.588
 Female 132 21 (15.9)
Age group     
  < 5 years 130 21 (16.2) 0.011 0.917
 5-14 years 156 27 (17.3)
  1. Key: χ2 and P values compare the prevalence between study sites, sex and age groups in children