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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163904
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Giardiasis & Nutritional Status of 3-5 Years Children
Author(s):
Ali, Md. Suhrab; Azmi, Abdul Malek; Ahsan, G. U.; Yasmin, Nawzia; Chowdhury, Shahanaz
Author Details:
Md. Suhrab Ali, D.Sc., Dean, Department of Public Health, School of Health Science, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, email: suhrab@subd.net; Abdul Malek Azmi; G. U. Ahsan; Nawzia Yasmin; Shahanaz Chowdhury
Abstract:
In Bangladesh, parasitic infestations are a major public health problem both in rural and urban areas. The primary causes are low socioeconomic status, low living condition, and poor hygienic practices along with lack of health education. This community-based descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 3-5 years children of 3-selected slum area of Dhaka City to investigate the proportion of Giardiasis, personal hygiene practice and nutritional status. A total of 167 children were selected and data were collected from them and their parents using questionnaires; anthropometrical measurements and routine stool examination were done for each child. The study reveals that there is significant relationship between the presence of Giardiasis in the stool (80.8%) and hand washing habits after defecation, infected drinking water sources, vegetable intake as well as walking without sandal. The proportion of Giardiasis was found highest in the children of 36-48 months age group 50.89% and lowest in 49-60 months age group 49.10%. Regarding personal hygiene it was found that hand washing practices among them before taking meal 88.6%, hand washing practices after defecation 0.06%, nail trimming habit 71.3%. The proportion of Giardiasis was found to be 16.3% in the Study Population. Giardiasis has an impact on nutritional status. There is a strong association between hand washing habit of the children after toilet visit and presence of Giardiasis in their stool. The recommendations of this study include a) the overall environmental sanitation and personal hygiene practice should be improved, b) health education about personal hygiene and nutrition should be delivered, and c) routine medical checkup and stool examination of the rural children should be carried out for prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGiardiasis & Nutritional Status of 3-5 Years Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAli, Md. Suhraben_US
dc.contributor.authorAzmi, Abdul Maleken_US
dc.contributor.authorAhsan, G. U.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYasmin, Nawziaen_US
dc.contributor.authorChowdhury, Shahanazen_US
dc.author.detailsMd. Suhrab Ali, D.Sc., Dean, Department of Public Health, School of Health Science, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, email: suhrab@subd.net; Abdul Malek Azmi; G. U. Ahsan; Nawzia Yasmin; Shahanaz Chowdhuryen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163904-
dc.description.abstractIn Bangladesh, parasitic infestations are a major public health problem both in rural and urban areas. The primary causes are low socioeconomic status, low living condition, and poor hygienic practices along with lack of health education. This community-based descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 3-5 years children of 3-selected slum area of Dhaka City to investigate the proportion of Giardiasis, personal hygiene practice and nutritional status. A total of 167 children were selected and data were collected from them and their parents using questionnaires; anthropometrical measurements and routine stool examination were done for each child. The study reveals that there is significant relationship between the presence of Giardiasis in the stool (80.8%) and hand washing habits after defecation, infected drinking water sources, vegetable intake as well as walking without sandal. The proportion of Giardiasis was found highest in the children of 36-48 months age group 50.89% and lowest in 49-60 months age group 49.10%. Regarding personal hygiene it was found that hand washing practices among them before taking meal 88.6%, hand washing practices after defecation 0.06%, nail trimming habit 71.3%. The proportion of Giardiasis was found to be 16.3% in the Study Population. Giardiasis has an impact on nutritional status. There is a strong association between hand washing habit of the children after toilet visit and presence of Giardiasis in their stool. The recommendations of this study include a) the overall environmental sanitation and personal hygiene practice should be improved, b) health education about personal hygiene and nutrition should be delivered, and c) routine medical checkup and stool examination of the rural children should be carried out for prompt diagnosis and treatment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:38Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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