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Prevalence of Head Lice at the Primary Schools in Damghan
Sadegh Mohammadi-Azni
MSc of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran , sadegh_azni@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (7578 Views)
Background : This survey was done to determine the prevalence of head lice (Pediculus capitis) at the girls of primary schools in Damghan district.
Materials and Methods :
In this descriptive study 2700 students was examined and data of them recorded in questionnaire and analyzed by χ2 test using SPSS-12.
Results :
Totally 97 students (3.6%) were infested with pediculosis. There was a significant correlation between the age, habitat and infection rate (p< 0.05).
Conclusion :
According to the result of this study head lice infestation is the health problems in schools. Therefore controlling program must perform to prevention the prevalence of pediculosis.
Keywords: Prevalence, Head lice, Girl students, Primary schools
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Entomology
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Mohammadi-Azni S. Prevalence of Head Lice at the Primary Schools in Damghan. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (11) :47-49
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