Giardiasis and its Associated Risk Factors Among School Children in Selected Rural Communities in South Eastern Nigeria
作者: Oluchi Ogbuu1 , Carmelita Chima Ohaeri1 , Ebube Charles Amaechi1,2*, Blessing Uzoamaka Ejike1,3
刊名: Manila Journal of Science, 2018, Vol.11
来源数据库: De La Salle University
关键词: Giardia lambliaPrevalenceSchool childrenEbonyiNigeria
原始语种摘要: The study was conducted to determine the prevalence of giardiasis among school children in Afikpo North Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The study was carried out from June to October, 2015. Direct smear, iodine wet mounts, and the formol-ether concentration technique were used to analyze the stool samples. Out of 600 stool samples from pupils aged 5-16 years from six primary schools examined, 30 (5.0%) were infected. The prevalence rate was higher among males (5.7%) than among females (4.8%), although the difference was not statistically significant (χ2 = 0.91, df = 1, p > 0.05). Pupils in the 8- to 10-year age group had the highest prevalence (5.8%, n = 260), while those in the age group of 11-13 years had the lowest prevalence (3.9%, n = 230). Similarly, pupils in primary...
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  • giardiasis 贾第虫病
  • prevalence 传播
  • lamblia 兰氏鞭毛虫属
  • statistically 统计地
  • parents 亲本
  • children 子女
  • difference 区别
  • among 在当中
  • school 学校
  • significant 有效的