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Volume 5, Issue 2 (Summer 2002)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2002, 5(2): 5-10 | Back to browse issues page

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Davami M H, Khazaii M R, Eslamirad Z, Mostofi M, Modaresi M. An Investigation on Intestinal Parasitic Infections and the Effective Demographic Factors in Children (1-3 Years) in Shahrak-E-Valiasr Arak During 1999. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2002; 5 (2) :5-10
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-6696-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
2- Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
3- General Practioner.
Abstract:   (77 Views)
Introduction: Alimentary  parasitic  infections  are  still  one  of  the  main  problem  in  developing  countries, and  their  relation  with  environmental  factors  are  important.  Since  children  are  more  vulnerable  to  these  infections, in  basic  researchers  this  group  is  more  targeted.
Materials  and  Methods:  This  descriptive-analytical  cross-sectional  study  was  carried  out  on  1-13  years  children  who  were  living  in  Shahrak-e-Valiasr  Arak.  Simple  random  sampling  was  used  for  selecting  385  children.  Three  days  collected  feces  samples  from  each  person  were  examined  using  formaline-ether  concentration  technique. Data  were  analyzed  by  Chi  square  method.
Results:  The  results  showed  a  prevalence  of  42.3%  of  intestinal  parasitic  infections  in the  children. From  these, 17.4%  were  pathogen  parasits. The  highest  prevalence  was  reported  for  Giardia  lambia  (16.6%).  Girls  were  more  infected  than  boys.  The  level  of  infection  was  significantly  increased  by  age. The  prevalence  of  the  infection  was  more  in  orphans  or  in  children  who  had  uneducated  parents.
Conclusion:  Since  date  indicated  of  a  high  prevalence  of  intestinal  parasitic  infections  in  the  children. It  is  suggested  to  use  washed  and  clean  vagetables   and  fruits  and  also  emphasize  on  personal  and  environmental  hygiene.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: psychology
Received: 2021/01/20 | Accepted: 2002/07/1

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