Association between Intestinal Parasitic Infestation and Sociodemographic Factors in Children among age of 6–12 Years in Rural Area of Bareilly District: A Cross-sectional Study

Ashish Kumar Sharma, Swati Khan


Background: According to a report of the World Health Organization (WHO), “The total number of protozoa and helminthic
infestations currently existing worldwide far outnumber the total world population since multiple infestations are the rule
rather than the exception.” Aim and Objectives: The aim of the study was to find out the association between intestinal
parasitic infestation and sociodemographic factors in children among the age of 6–12 years in rural area of Bareilly district
and the objective of the study was to find out association of the parasitic infestation with pertinent sociodemographic factors.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted using multistage random sampling technique in rural area of Bareilly
district, Uttar Pradesh, India, from November 2016 to October 2017. Analysis: In this study, it was found that there was an
association between parents education and intestinal parasitic infestation. Conclusion: This study revealed high prevalence
of intestinal parasitic infestation among 6-12 years of age children in Rural Area of Bareilly District and association between
Parents Education, Type of House. These infected children can transmit the infection to general population.
Key words: Intestinal parasitic infestation, bareilly, rural area

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