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Title: School-based helminthiases control: I. A baseline study of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand.
Authors: Malinee T. Anantaphruti
Praphasri Jongsuksuntigul
Thanawat Imsomboon
Nobuhiko Nagai
Chatree Muennoo
Surapol Saguankiat
Somchit Pubampen
Somei Kojima
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2002
Citation: The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health. Vol.33 Suppl 3, (2002), 113-119
Abstract: A baseline study of soil-transmitted helminthiases was carried out in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand. The study sites were Wat Krou Chou Primary School and nearby villages in Sichon district, and Wat Thang Phoon Primary School and nearby villages in Chalerm Phrakiat District. Surveys of the schoolchildren's stools were conducted by the Kato-Katz technique. The results showed that 23.7% of schoolchildren in Wat Krou Chou and 24.7% of those in Wat Thang Phoon were infected with soil-transmitted helminths, with a 24.1% overall infection rate. The major infection was hookworm (22.2% and 19.6%) and the minor one was trichuriasis, (2.9% and 8.7% respectively). The intensity of infection was similar in both schools, 85.7% and 90.2% respectively for light intensity hookworm. Schoolchildren with hookworm infection were not anemic. The hemoglobin value of children with hookworm infection was not significantly different from that of uninfected children. Data regarding the health behavior of children's parents in both schools were reported.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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