The prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis amongst primary school children in Pulau Ketam, Selangor--1988.

P. Oothuman, L. Rampal, Baharudin Omar, M. A. Marwsi, C. G. Mohammod, J. Jeffery, F. M. Salleh, R. Majid, I. Gauth

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A survey was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis in 1352 Chinese children between the ages of 6-12 years from the three National Type Chinese Primary Schools in Pulau Ketam in 1988, using the scotch-tape technique on three successive days. The overall prevalence was high (56.88%). The prevalence in Sin Bin School was significantly lower (50.86%) compared to the other two schools (56.60% and 61.04%). Prevalence was significantly higher amongst the 6-7 years age group (61.61%-70.18%) compared to other age groups (47.9%-59.29%). There was no difference in the prevalence between the boys and girls being 56.15% and 57.55% respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-316
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume44
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Oothuman, P., Rampal, L., Omar, B., Marwsi, M. A., Mohammod, C. G., Jeffery, J., ... Gauth, I. (1989). The prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis amongst primary school children in Pulau Ketam, Selangor--1988. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 44(4), 312-316.

The prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis amongst primary school children in Pulau Ketam, Selangor--1988. / Oothuman, P.; Rampal, L.; Omar, Baharudin; Marwsi, M. A.; Mohammod, C. G.; Jeffery, J.; Salleh, F. M.; Majid, R.; Gauth, I.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 44, No. 4, 12.1989, p. 312-316.

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Oothuman, P, Rampal, L, Omar, B, Marwsi, MA, Mohammod, CG, Jeffery, J, Salleh, FM, Majid, R & Gauth, I 1989, 'The prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis amongst primary school children in Pulau Ketam, Selangor--1988.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 312-316.
Oothuman, P. ; Rampal, L. ; Omar, Baharudin ; Marwsi, M. A. ; Mohammod, C. G. ; Jeffery, J. ; Salleh, F. M. ; Majid, R. ; Gauth, I. / The prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis amongst primary school children in Pulau Ketam, Selangor--1988. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1989 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 312-316.
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