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Table 2 Distribution of food borne protozoa by sex and age among diarrheic patients in selected government health facilities of Mekelle City, NorthEthiopia, 2017

From: Foodborne intestinal protozoan infection and associated factors among patients with watery diarrhea in Northern Ethiopia; a cross-sectional study

Parasite species Gender Age (Yrs)  
Male n (%) Female n (%) < 5 n (%) 5–14 n (%) 15–24 n (%) 25–34 n (%) 35–44 n (%) ≥ 45 n (%)
Single infection
G. intestinalis 15 (6.7) 10 (4.5) 5 (2.2) 6 (2.7) 8 (3.6) 3 (1.3) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.9)
E. histolytica 28 (12.5) 27 (12.2) 10 (4.5) 12 (5.4) 15 (6.7) 8 (3.6) 5 (2.2) 5 (2.2)
Cryptosporidium spp 4 (1.8) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.9) 2 (0.9) 1 (0.4)
Double infection
G. intestinalis + E. histolytica 5 (2.2) 6 (2.7) 1 (0.4) 4 (1.8) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 4 (1.8)
G. intestinalis + Cryptosporidium spp 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)
E. histolytica Cryptosporidium spp 1 (0.4) 2 (0.9) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)