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Table 4 Association of atopy with intestinal helminthic infection and allergy symptoms 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 Atopy (yes %) Atopy (no %) COR CI (95%) P-value AOR CI (95%) P-value
Any helminths
 Yes 89 6 (6.7) 83 (93.3) 1.432 0.561–3.656 0.453    
 No 437 21 (4.8) 416 (95.2) 1      
Ascaris lumbricoides
 Yes 18 3 (16.7) 15 (83.3) 4.003 1.093–14.883 0.036 4.307 1.143–16.222 0.031
 No 508 24 (4.7) 484 (95.3) 1      
Hookworm
 Yes 12 1 (8.3) 11 (91.7) 1.706 0.212–13.723 0.615    
 No 514 26 (5.1) 488 (94.9) 1      
Trichuris trichuria
 Yes 11 1(9.1) 10 (90.9) 1.881 0.232–15.254 0.554    
 No 515 26(5.0) 489 (95.0) 1      
Hymnelopis nana
 Yes 33 2 (6.1) 31 (93.9) 1.893 0.265–15.467 0.603    
 No 493 25 (5.1) 468 (94.9) 1      
Any allergy
 Yes 126 12 (9.5) 114 (90.5) 2.702 1.229–5.937 0.013 2.843 1.281–6.307 0.010
 No 400 15 (3.8) 385(96.2) 1      
Wheeze
 Yes 46 6 (13.0) 40 (87.0) 3.279 1.251–8.589 0.016 2.430 0.874–6.757 0.089
 No 480 21 (4.4) 459 (95.6) 1      
Rhinitis
 Yes 47 4 (8.5) 43 (91.5) 1.844 0.610–5.579 0.278    
 No 479 23 (4.8) 456 (95.2) 1      
Eczema
 Yes 28 2 (7.1) 26 (92.9) 1.455 0.327–6.480 0.622    
 No 498 25 (5.0) 473 (95.0) 1      
Skin itch
 Yes 99 10 (10.1) 89 (89.9) 2.710 1.201–6.116 0.016 2.292 0.964–5.453 0.061
 No 427 17 (4.0) 410 (96.0) 1