Prevalence of Schistosoma Haematobium among Primary School Children in Girei Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Nigeria
IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science
A study on Schistosoma haematobium among primary school children in Gerei Local government Area of Northeastern Nigeria was conducted to determine the infection prevalence and relationship among primary school children and to assess infection rate in respect to age and parents occupation of the subjects. A total of three hundred school children were randomly selected from two primary schools within the Local Government Area. The samples was examined for the ova of Schistosoma haematobium using
... haematobium using sedimentation technique.The overall prevalence rate of 33.3% was observed. Higher infection rate was observed among males, 64(21.3%) than their female, 40(13.3) counterpart. However, there was no statistical significant difference (P>0.05). Prevalence was also noted to be higher among Pupils 10 years and above, 19.0% followed by age group 8-9 years, 10.7%, while the least was recorded among pupils within 6-7 years 5.0%. Chi-square revealed that, there was association between age group and rate of infection (p<0.05). Infection rate in relation to parents' occupation implies that, children whose their parents are farmer had the highest infection rate of 20.7% followed by those whose their parents are civil servants with 9.0% infection rate. Traders' children had the least with 5.0%.