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Table 1 Prevalence of Cryptosporidium species and G. duodenalis in lambs by study site, sex and age group in Oromia Special Zone, central Ethiopia (January–June, 2014)

From: Prevalence and genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium species and Giardia duodenalis in lambs in Oromia Special Zone, Central Ethiopia

Parameters Samples examined (N = 389) Parasites studied
Cryptosporidium G. duodenalis
No. of samples positives n (%) χ2 p value No. of samples positives n (%) χ2 p value
Study Site
 Holetta 103 2 (1.9)    4 (3.9)   
 Sendafa 158 2 (1.3) 5.285 0.071 4 (2.5) 1.229 0.542
 Chancho 128 4 (3.1)    2 (1.6)   
Sex
 Male 188 3 (1.6) 0.383 0.536 2 (1.1) 3.298 0.069
 Female 201 5 (2.5) 8 (4.0)
Age group
 <5 weeks 90 3 (3.3)    0 (0.0)   
 5–8 weeks 163 3 (1.8) 0.998 0.607 5 (3.1) 3.199 0.202
 >8 weeks 136 2 (1.5)    5 (3.7)   
  1. Key: χ2 and p values compare the prevalence between sex, age and breed groups in calves