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Table 4 Prevalence and type of intestinal parasites among pregnant women attending antenatal care at the University of Gondar Hospital, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Prevalence of zinc deficiency and its association with dietary, serum albumin and intestinal parasitic infection among pregnant women attending antenatal care at the University of Gondar Hospital, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia

Intestinal parasites Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Negative   259 71.2
Positive   105 28.8
Protozoa’s Entanmoeba histolytica 45 42.9
Giardia lamblia 3 2.9
Helminthes Ascaris lumbricoides 28 26.7
Hookworm species 15 14.3
Schistosoma mansoni 1 1.0
Strongyloid stercoralis 1 1.0
Tanea species 2 1.9
Hymenolepsis nana 5 4.8
Multiple parasitic infections E. histolytica & A. lumbricoides 1 1.0
Hookworm & E. histolytica 4 3.8