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Table 2

Relationship between Blastocystis carriage and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Group No. positive/No. examined (%)
Gastrointestinal symptomsa Diarrhea Abdominal pain Nausea Emesis Anorexia
Blastocystis-positive 6/29 (20.69) 6/29 (20.69) 2/29 (6.90) 0/29 0/29 0/29
Blastocystis-negative 92/432 (21.30) 79/432 (18.29) 38/432 (8.80) 7/432 (1.62) 12/432 (2.78) 10/432 (2.31)
OR (95% CI) 0.96 (0.38, 2.44) 1.17 (0.46, 2.96) 0.77 (0.18, 3.36) 1.02 (1.00, 1.03) 1.03 (1.01, 1.05) 1.02 (1.00, 1.04)
χ2/p value 0.01/0.94 0.10/0.75 0/0.99 /1.00b /1.00b /1.00b
a

Indicating people who had at least one of the five symptoms listed in the present study.

b

Fisher’s exact test.

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