Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Endoparasites among Under-Five Children in Debre Tabor Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Debre Tabor, Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study.

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Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Document Type: Report
Length: 6,655 words
Lexile Measure: 1340L

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Many endoparasites are still considered neglected tropical illnesses. The term "endoparasites" refers to infections caused by both helminths and protozoa. In many places in Ethiopia, particularly Debre Tabor, epidemiological data on the prevalence and associated variables of endoparasites among under-five children is unavailable. Thus, the aim of this study was to gather baseline data on the prevalence of endoparasites and their associated variables among under-five children who visited the Debre Tabor comprehensive specialized hospital in Northwest Ethiopia. A hospital-based quantitative cross-sectional study was used. The study was carried out from May 1 to November 30, 2021. Study participants were selected by a systematic sampling technique. The stool specimen was examined for the presence of different stages of intestinal parasites (adult, trophozoite, larvae, cysts, and ova) using direct wet mount, modified formal-ether sedimentation, and modified Ziehl-Neelsen methods. The IBM SPSS statistical package (version 23) was used to enter and analyze the collected data. The data was summarized using frequency tables and a bar chart. The adjusted odds ratio and p value

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