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Table 1 Characteristics of asymptomatic food handlers working at HU, eastern Ethiopia from August 2015 to January 2016 (n = 417)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections among asymptomatic food handlers working at Haramaya University cafeterias, eastern Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency %
Sex Female 331 79.4
Male 86 20.6
Age (in year) >  40 145 34.8
31–40 165 39.3
21–30 91 21.8
<  21 17 4.1
Formal education No 99 23.7
Yes 318 76.3
Year of service (in year) >  10 196 47.0
5–10 93 22.3
<  5 128 30.7
Average monthly income (in USD) <  45.7 291 69.8
45.7–91.3 27 6.5
91.4–137 29 7.0
>  137 70 16.8
Ownership of cafeteria Private 77 18.5
HU owned 340 81.5