Enterobiasis among Preschool Children: a Study from Kayseri, Turkey


Artan M. , BAYKAN Z. , artan C.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.61, ss.482-483, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.482-483

Özet

The infection rate of Enterobius vermicularis was investigated in 1,070 preschool children aged 5-7 years in Kayseri, Turkey by cellotape anal swab from May-September 2005. The children's parents were asked to complete questionnaires inquiring into the potential risk factors involved. The overall egg positive rate for E. vermicularis was 5.1%. The infection rate among boys and girls was similar. The association between family size, household income/month, education level of the parents, employment status of the mother and enterobiasis were found to be significant.