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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 5, No. 1-2, 2002, pp. 5-8
Bioline Code: md02002
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 5, No. 1-2, 2002, pp. 5-8

 en PREVALENCE AND SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS IN SCHISTOSOMA HAEMATOBIUM check for this species in other resources INFECTION IN A GHANIAN COMMUNITY
J. O. AWOTUNDE, E O. OKANLA AND B. N. AGBA

Abstract

Prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium check for this species in other resources infections was assessed among 160 students of Twohofo Holy International School. Cape Coast, Ghana. Overall prevalence was 34.4%, with males and females having prevalence of 32.3% and 35.8% respectively. Ago group 6-B years had 30%, while 24.2% were infected in age group 9-11 years.

Prevalence was 48.2% in age group 12-14 years and 50% in age group 15-17 years. Parental occupation had affect on prevalence with children of self-employed parents showing significantly higher prevalence then children of salaried employees of government and private companies. Knowledge of the disease was very low among the subjects.

Keywords
Schistosoma haematobium, infection, prevalence, socio-economic factors

 
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