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Table 2 Percentage distribution of intestinal helminths,allergy symptoms, and atopy among primary school childern in sululta, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 526)

From: Intestinal helminthic infection and allergic disorders among school children enrolled in mass deworming program, Sululta, Ethiopia

Variables Number Percent
Any helminths* 89 16.9
Ascaris lumbricoids 18 3.4
Hookworm 12 2.3
Tricuris tricuria 11 2.1
Hymenolepis nana 33 6.3
Any allergy** 126 24.0
Asthma   
Asthma ever 16 3.0
Wheeze in 12 months 46 8.7
Rhinitis 47 8.9
Eczema   
Eczema ever 28 5.3
Skin itch in 12 months 99 18.8
Atopy*** 27 5.1
House dust mite alone 4 0.7
Cockroach alone 14 2.7
Both mite and Cockroach**** 9 1.7
  1. *Any helminths: Intestinal helminths, positive by direct wet mount, Kato-Katz or concentration
  2. **Any allergy: allergy symptoms reported as, wheeze, eczema, asthma or skin itch
  3. ***Atopy: skin prick test positive either house dust mite or cockroach
  4. Both****: if study subjects showed positive skin prick tests reaction for both allergens (House dust mite and cockroach)