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Title: Intestinal parasitosis and nutritional status in schoolchildren of Sahar district, Yemen
Authors: Raja'a, Y.A.
Mubarak, J.S.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: The 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
Description: S189-S194
Keywords: Nutritional Status
Risk Factors
Subject: Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
ISSN: 1020-3397
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