Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infection in children among age of 6 to 12 years in rural area of Bareilly District: Cross Sectional Study

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2020-12-31

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https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i04.011

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Intestinal Parasitic Infection, Bareilly, Prevalence Rate

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  • Ashish Kumar Sharma Autonomous State Medical College and Society, Firozabad https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4619-7270
  • Swati Khan Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly

Abstract

Background: In India overall prevalence rate of intestinal parasitic infection ranges from 12.5% to 66% with varying prevalence rate for individual parasite. About 50% of the urban population and 68% of the rural population in India is affected. Aim: Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infection in children among age of 6 to 12 years in rural area of Bareilly District Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted using multistage random sampling technique in rural area of Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh, India, from November 2016 – October 2017. Result: Among 248 children, the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infestation in 6-12 years of aged children was found to be 33.90%. Conclusion: This study revealed high prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection among 6-12 years of age children in Rural Area of Bareilly District.

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Sharma AK, Khan S. Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infection in children among age of 6 to 12 years in rural area of Bareilly District: Cross Sectional Study. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 31 [cited 2022 Oct. 4];32(4):677-80. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1857

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