Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders

Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders
Open Access

ISSN: 2475-3181


Yabibal Gebeyehu

Department of Medical laboratory, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dilla University, Dilla-419, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Prevalence of Intestinal Helminths and Associated Risk Factors among Primary School Children in Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Feven Wudneh* and Yabibal Gebeyehu

    Background: Intestinal helminths infection mainly occurs in the tropics and sub-tropics and affects the health status of school children by causing anemia, malnutrition and also restrictions in physical and cognitive development. This study aimed to access the prevalence of intestinal helminths and associated risk factors among primary school children in Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from February to April 2020. Stool samples were collected and processed by using Wet Mount (WM) and Formol-Ether Concentration (FEC) techniques. The Pearson’s chi-square and multivariate analysis was performed to verify the association between helminths and associated risk factors. Results: A total of 413 school children were participated. The mean age ± SD of the study parti.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2475-3181.1000200

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