Enterobius vermicularis infection among children aged 1-8 years in a rural area in Malaysia.

Norhayati Moktar, M. I. Hayati, P. Oothuman, O. Azizi, M. S. Fatmah, G. Ismail, Y. M. Minudin

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The infection rate and relationship of enterobiasis with socio-economic status were determined in children aged 1-8 years, living in a rural area in Malaysia. Of the 178 subjects 40.4% were infected with Enterobius vermicularis. The distribution of enterobiasis among these children were analyzed in relation to age groups and sex. The rate of infection was significantly higher in older children (5-7 years). The association of enterobiasis with other factors studied such as number of persons per house, household income per months and mother's employment status were not significant. The sensitivity of three successive days anal swabs compared to a single swab was found to be statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-497
Number of pages4
JournalThe Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
Volume25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994

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Enterobiasis
Malaysia
Enterobius
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Age Groups
Economics
Mothers

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Moktar, N., Hayati, M. I., Oothuman, P., Azizi, O., Fatmah, M. S., Ismail, G., & Minudin, Y. M. (1994). Enterobius vermicularis infection among children aged 1-8 years in a rural area in Malaysia. The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health, 25(3), 494-497.

Enterobius vermicularis infection among children aged 1-8 years in a rural area in Malaysia. / Moktar, Norhayati; Hayati, M. I.; Oothuman, P.; Azizi, O.; Fatmah, M. S.; Ismail, G.; Minudin, Y. M.

In: The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health, Vol. 25, No. 3, 09.1994, p. 494-497.

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Moktar, N, Hayati, MI, Oothuman, P, Azizi, O, Fatmah, MS, Ismail, G & Minudin, YM 1994, 'Enterobius vermicularis infection among children aged 1-8 years in a rural area in Malaysia.', The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 494-497.
Moktar, Norhayati ; Hayati, M. I. ; Oothuman, P. ; Azizi, O. ; Fatmah, M. S. ; Ismail, G. ; Minudin, Y. M. / Enterobius vermicularis infection among children aged 1-8 years in a rural area in Malaysia. In: The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health. 1994 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 494-497.
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