Intestinal parasitosis and nutritional status in schoolchildren of Sahar district, Yemen
AbstractThe prevalence and intensity of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted parasites was estimated among third-year schoolchildren of Sahar district, Sa'dah governorate, Yemen, after 4 schistosomiasis control campaigns. Anthropometric measurements were used to assess nutritional status in relation to infection rates. The prevalence of schistosomiasis infection was low at 5.6%: 3.3% for Schistosoma haematobium [geometric mean 0.16 eggs/10 mL urine] and 2.3% for S. mansoni [0.18 eggs/g faeces]. Ascaris lumbricoides was found in 0.4% of the children while other soil-transmitted helminths were not found. Stunting was found in 50.9%, wasting in 4.5% and underweight in 48.7% of the children examined; however, no positive association was found between infection and nutritional status indicators
Raja'a, Y.A. & Mubarak, J.S. (2006). Intestinal parasitosis and nutritional status in schoolchildren of Sahar district, Yemen. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117208
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (Supp.2), S189-S194, 2006
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