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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infections Among People in Baghmalek During 2013 ‒ 2014

Khoshnood, Saleh and Saki, Jasem and Rafiei, Abdollah and Alizadeh, Kobra (2015) Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infections Among People in Baghmalek During 2013 ‒ 2014. Jentashapir Journal of Health Research, 6 (2). ISSN 2345-4067

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Background: Intestinal parasitic infections are one of major health problems, especially in developing countries. Several factors, such as geographical location and socioeconomic conditions, are responsible for variations in the prevalence of intestinal parasites. Baghmalek is an area in Khuzestan, a western province of Iran. This area has a mild climate and is a touristic region of the province. Objectives: The aim of our study was to describe the occurrence of intestinal parasitic infections in Baghmalek city, southwest of Iran. Patients and Methods: The study was carried out from October 2013 to October 2014. A total of 8469 human stool samples were examined by microscopy methods. Separation of samples, based on age, sex and season was done and data were analyzed with the SPSS software. Results: Totally, 1131 (13.35%) samples were positive for intestinal parasites. It was found that prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections was higher in males than in females. The greatest prevalence (45%) was in the group of the under 15 years old and the prevalence rate of intestinal parasites infection was higher in summer (18.53%) compared to seasons (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Because the intestinal parasitic infections are a health concern in areas with poor nutritional and socioeconomic status, intervention programs, including health education and environmental sanitation, are required.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic; Nutritional Status; Male; Seasonal Variation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: آقای بهرام سوسنی غریب وند
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2016 09:16
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2016 09:16

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