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Prevalence and risk factors of intestinal parasites in Cuban children

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Show simple item record Wördemann, M. en_US Polman, K. en_US Menocal Heredia, L. T. en_US Junco Diaz, R. en_US Collado Madurga, A. M. en_US Núñez Fernández, F. A. en_US Cordovi Prado, R. A. en_US Ruiz Espinosa, A. en_US Pelayo Duran, L. en_US Bonet Gorbea, M. en_US Rojas Rivero, L. en_US Gryseels, B. en_US 2007-12-06T14:34:34Z 2007-12-06T14:34:34Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1360-2276 en_US
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dc.identifier.other ITG-PLA en_US
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dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of intestinal parasite infections and their risk factors in children in urban and rural settings in two Cuban municipalities. METHODS: A total of 1320 Cuban schoolchildren aged 4-14 were tested by stool examination for intestinal parasite infections and evaluated by parental questionnaire for a number of common environmental, sanitary, socioeconomic and behavioural risk factors. Multivariate regression was applied to examine the relationship between the respective parasite infections and the risk factors. RESULTS: Prevalences of intestinal parasite infections were 58% in Fomento and 45% in San Juan y Martínez; for helminth infections, these were 18% and 24% and for protozoa infections, 50% and 29%, respectively. Helminth infections were associated with high parental education (maternal: OR 0.68, CI 0.50-0.93; paternal: OR 0.71, CI 0.52-0.96), absence of toilet (OR 1.57, CI 1.12-2.19), consumption of water from a well or river (OR 0.56, CI 0.41-0.77) and eating unpeeled/unwashed fruit (OR 1.37, CI 1.01-1.87); protozoa infections were only associated with high maternal education (OR 0.72, CI 0.57-0.91). CONCLUSIONS: Paediatric intestinal parasite infections are still prevalent in certain areas in Cuba and associated with a number of common environmental, socioeconomic and sanitary risk factors. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Intestinal en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Risk factors en_US
dc.subject Urban en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Maternal factors en_US
dc.subject Educational level en_US
dc.subject Food habits en_US
dc.subject Safe water en_US
dc.subject Sanitation en_US
dc.subject Cuba en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.subject America, Latin en_US
dc.title Prevalence and risk factors of intestinal parasites in Cuban children en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 12 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Medicine and International Health en_US
dc.citation.volume 11 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1813-1820 en_US Oxford
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Med Int Health en_US

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