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Factors Affecting Prevalence of Head Lice (Pediculushumans Capitis) In Albaha Region- Kigdom of Saudi Arabia

Factors Affecting Prevalence of Head Lice (Pediculushumans Capitis) In Albaha Region- Kigdom of Saudi Arabia

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Title: Factors Affecting Prevalence of Head Lice (Pediculushumans Capitis) In Albaha Region- Kigdom of Saudi Arabia
Author: Alghamdi, Fatehia Nasser Gharsan; Ahmed, Naglaa Fekry Abdelhamed; Elhassan, Somia AbdAlla Mohammed; Gubara, Nihad Gubara Abdelrahman
Abstract: Head lice infestation with Pediculushumanus capitis is a widespread health concern among school children. The study assessed the knowledge and attitudes of individuals of Albaha community about the risk factors causing the noticeably high prevalence of head lice infestation. A questionnaire was used that dealt with 24 factors categorized into 3 main groups: factors related to the student, to the family and to the school. About 800 individuals from Albaha community were selected randomly and the samples were categorized according to age, job and education level. Results showed that schoolrelated factors were claimed to have the strongest effect on lice prevalence (mean = 2.57) followed by family-related factors (mean = 2.14), then student-related factors (mean = 2.04). There were significant differences in the response of individuals according to age and jobs, but no significance was found in response according to education level.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25253
Date: 2016


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