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Prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections among patients attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia.
BMC Res Notes. 2019 Jun 11; 12(1):333.BR

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Parasitic infections are the commonest infections affecting 3.5 billion people leading 450 million illnesses. Parasites are major public health problems in developing countries. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of parasitic infections among patients. A cross sectional study was conducted on 364 patients, attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia. Stool specimens were collected and examined using formol-ether concentration technique. Socio-demographic data collected using questionnaire. Binary and multivariable logistic regression analyses were conducted to calculate the strength of association between variables.

RESULT

The overall prevalence of intestinal parasitosis was 56.9%. The most prevalent parasite was Entamoeba histolytica/dispar 32.4% followed by Hookworm species 11.8% and Giardia lamblia 7.4% singly or mixed with other parasites. Furthermore, double and triple parasitic infections were observed in 3% and 1.4% patients respectively. Being male in gender (P = 0.049), age group interval between 1 and 20 years of old (P = 0.012), having stomach pain (P = 0.032) and having diarrhea (P = 0.007) were found to be significantly associated with parasitic infection. In conclusion, prevalence of parasitic infection in the area is high. Therefore, ensuring provision of clean potable water and minimizing the contamination of vegetables are recommended.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Gondar, P.O.BOX: 196, Gondar, Ethiopia. abty12@gmail.com.Departement of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wachamo University, Hossana, Ethiopia.Department of Hematology and Immunohematology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.Unit of Quality and Laboratory Management, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31186041

Citation

Tigabu, Abiye, et al. "Prevalence and Associated Factors of Intestinal Parasitic Infections Among Patients Attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia." BMC Research Notes, vol. 12, no. 1, 2019, p. 333.
Tigabu A, Taye S, Aynalem M, et al. Prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections among patients attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Res Notes. 2019;12(1):333.
Tigabu, A., Taye, S., Aynalem, M., & Adane, K. (2019). Prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections among patients attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes, 12(1), 333. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4377-y
Tigabu A, et al. Prevalence and Associated Factors of Intestinal Parasitic Infections Among Patients Attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Res Notes. 2019 Jun 11;12(1):333. PubMed PMID: 31186041.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections among patients attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia. AU - Tigabu,Abiye, AU - Taye,Solomon, AU - Aynalem,Melak, AU - Adane,Kasaw, Y1 - 2019/06/11/ PY - 2019/02/12/received PY - 2019/06/07/accepted PY - 2019/6/13/entrez PY - 2019/6/13/pubmed PY - 2019/12/18/medline KW - Intestinal helminths KW - Intestinal parasitic infections KW - Shahura Health Center SP - 333 EP - 333 JF - BMC research notes JO - BMC Res Notes VL - 12 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Parasitic infections are the commonest infections affecting 3.5 billion people leading 450 million illnesses. Parasites are major public health problems in developing countries. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of parasitic infections among patients. A cross sectional study was conducted on 364 patients, attending Shahura Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia. Stool specimens were collected and examined using formol-ether concentration technique. Socio-demographic data collected using questionnaire. Binary and multivariable logistic regression analyses were conducted to calculate the strength of association between variables. RESULT: The overall prevalence of intestinal parasitosis was 56.9%. The most prevalent parasite was Entamoeba histolytica/dispar 32.4% followed by Hookworm species 11.8% and Giardia lamblia 7.4% singly or mixed with other parasites. Furthermore, double and triple parasitic infections were observed in 3% and 1.4% patients respectively. Being male in gender (P = 0.049), age group interval between 1 and 20 years of old (P = 0.012), having stomach pain (P = 0.032) and having diarrhea (P = 0.007) were found to be significantly associated with parasitic infection. In conclusion, prevalence of parasitic infection in the area is high. Therefore, ensuring provision of clean potable water and minimizing the contamination of vegetables are recommended. SN - 1756-0500 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31186041/Prevalence_and_associated_factors_of_intestinal_parasitic_infections_among_patients_attending_Shahura_Health_Center_Northwest_Ethiopia_ L2 - https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-019-4377-y DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -