Prevalence of S. mansoni Infection and Associated Risk Factors among School Children in Guangua District, Northwest Ethiopia.

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Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Document Type: Report
Length: 6,469 words
Lexile Measure: 1410L

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Back ground. Schistosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases and is prevalent in tropics. It causes morbidity and mortality in developing countries including Ethiopia. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of S. mansoni infection and associated risk factors among two schools of Guangua district, northwest Ethiopia. Methods. A cross-sectional study design was employed. Four hundred twenty-two participants were selected. Data was collected through observation and interview with structured questionnaire. Stool specimens were collected and examined using two-slide Kato-Katz method. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 23. Logistic regression was fitted for analysis. Variables with p value

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A701486840