Epidemiological study of some aspects of head lice infestation among Afghanian children in Sirjan county during 2010 - 2011

Yousefi, Saeedeh and Shamsi poor, Faezeh and Salimabadi, Yaser (2012) Epidemiological study of some aspects of head lice infestation among Afghanian children in Sirjan county during 2010 - 2011. Navid No, 16 (58).

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Abstract

Introduction: Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) belongs to the Anoplura order and Pediculidae family mainly transmitted through direct contact. This study for first time conducted to survey the prevalence of head lice infestation rate and some related risk factors among Afghanian children under 13 years from Sirjan county during 2010-2011. Material and methods: This present study is a descriptive - analytical (cross-sectional study) that conducted during 2010 - 2011among 95 Afghanian children under 13 years belong to Sirjan county , Kerman province using systematic sampling. And Also for recording related demographical data from each children, data were recorded using a standard questionnaire and finally using chi-square test and SPSS software version 11.5, the answers were analyzed. Finally in this study to establish a significant relationship, (P <0.05) was considered as significant. Results: From The total number of 95 children (30 boys and 65 girls) with mean age 8.61that surveyed about  infestation with head lice. in 16 cases ( 16.84) of them infestation were observed and also All 16 children who have a louse infestation in head were girl moreover this difference between girls and boys and infestation was statistically significant. And also Results showed that between infestation of head lice with hair condition there are statistically significant relationship. In this study sanitary status of children and infestation were also questioned and As regards that all of children lived in moderate sanitary condition and sanitary status of children who infested with lice from moderate to low result showed that there are no statistically significant between infestation rate and sanitary status. Conclusions: this present study conducted for first time among Afghanian children in the Sirjan county and in present study only some related risk factors of head lice infestation were studied, and because of  many related factors affect on prevalence of heal lice, it is seems that more studies is necessary for exact detection of risk factors that related to prevalence of head lice among Afghanian children as a clue for appropriate control program and also for families who affected with head lice. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
QW Microbiology and Immunology
QX Parasitology
Divisions: Journals > Navid No
Depositing User: nnj nnj
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 11:20
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10153

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