Title

The prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and Giardia lambia among children of Barangay San Antonio, Quezon City

Date of Publication

1997

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Biology

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Biology

Abstract/Summary

A study regarding the prevalence rate of intestinal parasites was made among the children of Barangay San Antonio, Quezon City within the months of June 1996 until April 1997. Stool samples were randomly collected and a total of one hundred fifty stool samples were obtained. These were brought to the laboratory for analysis using the formalin ether concentration method. Male children had a higher prevalence rate (61 %) than females (48%) for Ascaris lumbricoides. As for Trichuris trichiura and Giardia lambia infections, males (55 % and 6% respectively) also harbored more parasites than females (50 % and 4 % respectively). The over-all prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides was 55.3 %, Trichuris trichiura was 53% and Giardia lambia was 5 %. Children within less than 1 year old to 3 years old age group had the most number of parasites in terms of Ascaris lumbricoides (67 %), Trichuris trichiura (56 %) and Giardia lambia (9 %) infections. This is followed by the 4-6 years old age group with prevalence rates of 58 %, 52 % and 6 % respectively. The 7-10 years old age group had the least prevalence rates at 40%, 50% and 0.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU07595

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

26 leaves

Keywords

Worms; Intestinal and parasitic; Ascaris lumbriocoides; Trichuriasis; Giardia lamblia; Parasites--Physiology; Feces; Children--Health and hygiene

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