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Table 3 Association of any allergic symptoms with helminthic infection among primary school children in Sululta, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 526)

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

Variables Total Any allergyb COR 95% CI P-value AOR 95% CI P-value
Yes (%) No (%)
Any helminthesa
 Yes 89 25 (28.1) 64 (71.9) 1.30 0.778–2.171 0.317    
 No 437 101 (23.1) 336 (76.9) 1      
Ascaris lumbricoids
 Yes 18 3 (16.7) 15 (83.3) 0.626 0.178–2.198 0.465    
 No 508 123 (24.2) 385 (75.8) 1      
Tricuris tricuria
 Yes 11 1 (9.1) 10 (90.9) 0.312 0.040–2.461 0.269    
 No 515 125 (24.3) 390 (75.7) 1      
Hookworm
 Yes 12 7 (58.3) 5(41.7) 4.677 1.448–14.910 0.010 4.39 1.321–14.056 0.015
 No 514 119 (23.2) 395 (76.8) 1    1   
Hymnelopis nana
 Yes 33 4 (12.1) 29 (87.9) 0.705 0.194–2.203 0.542    
 No 493 122 (24.7) 371 (75.3) 1      
  1. COR: Crude odds ratio; AOR: adjusted odds ratio; CI: confidence interval
  2. aAny helminths: Intestinal helminths, positive by direct wet mount, Kato-Katz or concentration
  3. bAny allergy: allergy symptoms reported as, wheeze, eczema, asthma or skin itch