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Research Paper | Microbiology | Albania | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Comparative Study of the Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in Low Socioeconomic Condition in one Village Balt?z, Fier, Albania

Valbona GJONI, Erjona ABAZAJ, Brunilda VILA HYSAJ, Oltiana PETRI, Ela ALI

A prospective study was carried out to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasite and its epidemiological risk factors among children in Baltz village, Fier district, in Albania. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of parasites and to identify the risk factors associated with this infection. Standard parasitological procedures as recommended by World Health Organization were employed in sample collection and examination. Fecal samples were collected from (159) children aged from (2-15 years old) and were examined by direct wet preparation formalin-eter 10 % and floatation method. This study was done during the summer season (June month 2011). Data relating to sociodemographic, socioeconomic level, environment and host were also collected by questionnaire. The children belong to three different ethnicities Albania, Kosova and Roman ethnicity. Prevalence for all parasites (protozoa and helminthes) was 68.6 %. The age group (11-15 years old) had the highest rate of infection (91 %). Boys had higher rate of infection than girls (74.4 % vs 63 %) respectively. There was no significant difference (p>0.05) between age, sex, ethnicity groups and infection. Regarding the presence of infection and the presence of anemia were observed a significantly strong relationship with p

Keywords: Intestinal Parasites, Prevalence, Baltz village

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Pages: 1669 - 1673

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Valbona GJONI, Erjona ABAZAJ, Brunilda VILA HYSAJ, Oltiana PETRI, Ela ALI, "Comparative Study of the Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in Low Socioeconomic Condition in one Village Balt?z, Fier, Albania", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB152734, Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015, 1669 - 1673



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