Abstract
ASPECTS OF SANITATION AND INTESTINAL HELMINTH INFECTION IN CHILDREN IN ABA, ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

Nwosu,D.C1., Nwanjo,H.U.1, Opara,A.U., Obeagu, Emmauel Ifeanyi, Ugwu Getrudee Uzoma, Ezeama,M.C., Okpara,K.E., Kanu,Stella Ngozika, Ojiegbe
G.C., Onuoha C.I., Ajero C.M.U. and Nwokike G.I.

ABSTRACT

A Cross-sectional epidemiological survey was carried out in Aba between January and August 2003 on the prevalence of intestinal helminth infection in children with respect to the sanitation status of the town. Out of a total of 984 school children comprising 432 males and 552 females aged between 4 and 15 years studied, 396(40.2%) were infected, Ascaris lumbricoides (52.5%), Hookworm (25.8%), Trichuris trichiuria (19.4%), and strongyloides stercolaris (2.3%) were the most prevalent helminthes encountered. Infection prevalence varied significantly with respect to sewage disposal system, source of drinking water, nearness of living quarters to uncleared refuse dump and age (P<0.05). Even though more females (41.3%) than males (38.9%) were infected, there was no statistical difference in infection prevalence among the sexes (P>0.05). The need to provide safe drinking water, adequate sewage disposal system and a clean living environment as the best approach towards effective control of helminth infection in the area is emphasized.

Keywords: Prevalence, Sanitation, helminths.


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