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Table 4 Prevalences (%) of the most common infections

From: Health of Syrian unaccompanied asylum seeking adolescents (UASA) at first medical examination in Germany in comparison to UASA from other world regions

Infections Total Gender Region/country of origin
F M p SSA other WA SYR SA NA O p
H. pylori 34.5% 40.3% 33.3% .292 53.9% 24.5% 19% 34.4% 37.5% 46.7% =.001
104/298 27/67 77/231 35/65 13/53 11/58 22/64 15/40 7/15
one or more Helminths a 8.7% 10.5% 8.2%/ .515 27.1% b 4.8% 0% 6.4% 6.4% 0% <.001
30/346 8/76 22/270 19/70 3/63 0/68 5/78 3/47 0/17
Giardiasis 5.3% 7.1% 4.7% .432 6.1% 1.7% 5% 9.2% 2.8% 0% .526
16/302 5/70 11/232 4/66 1/59 3/60 6/65 1/36 0/13
Scabies 4.2% 5.3% 4.4% .764 10% 1.6% 2.9% 2.6% 6.4% 5.9% .197
16/346 4/76 12/270 7/70 1/63 2/68 2/78 3/47 1/17
Hepatitis B 4.2% 2.8% 4.6% .518 13.4% 0% 0% 6.4% 0% 0% <.001
14/335 2/71 12/264 9/67 0/63 0/64 5/78 0/46 0/15
Mycosis 3.5% 0% 4.4% .076 1.4% 0% 2.9% 7.7% 6.4% 0% .114
12/346 0/76 12/270 1/70 0/63 2/68 6/78 3/47 0/17
Amoebiasis 3.3% 5.6% 2.6% .255 7.7% 0% 1.7% 2.9% 5.6% 0% .204
10/304 4/72 6/232 5/65 0/58 1/60 2/68 2/36 0/14
  1. SSA sub-Saharan Africa, other WA West Asia without Syrian UASA, SYR Syrian, SA South Asia, NA North Africa, O=Other Regions
  2. aComprising: Schistosoma, Hymenolepis nana, Ancylostomatidae, Oxyuridae, Trichuris trichiura, Strongyloides
  3. bHigh prevalence due to Schistosoma infections that were only tested in UASA from sub-Saharan Africa
  4. Further Infections: Gastroenteritis (1.5%), latent tuberculosis (1.5%), verrucas (1.2%), Aeromonas caviae (0.9%), herpes (0.9%), Campylobacter (0.3%), Epstein-Barr virus (0.3%), varicella zoster (0.3%), Haemophilus influenzae (0.3%), cryptosporidia (0.3%), lice (0.3%), post-polio syndrome (0.3%), Tularemia (0.3%)