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Research Title Profile Intestinal Helminthes Infection at Age of 18 To 55 Years Associated With Different Gender on Sumba
Focus Infectious Diseases
Investigator Khairunnisa binti Muhamad Zin
NIM 0606065730
Adviser Agnes Kurniawan
Category Epidemiology
Research Date (Start Date) 11 Mei 2011
Exam Date 00 00 0000
Keywords Prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides infection; prevalence of Trichuris trichiura infection; prevalence of Hookworm infection, gender.
Abstract

Background: Intestinal Helminth Infection is a major problem in Indonesia. Its prevalence in Indonesia is still high, between 45-65%. Helminthes that cause intestinal helminth Infection are Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and Hookworm. In general, the impact of helminth infection in human is growth disturbance due to malnutrition, anemia and immune deficiency. Objective: Profiles of intestinal helminth infections in the age group >18-55 years associated with gender. Methods: This study used a cross sectional. Research sample is secondary data from Sumba that examine the stool in the Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. Result: Prevalence of the intestinal helminth infection in the age of >18-55 years in Sumba in the year 2007 are Ascariasis lumbricoides infection (42.05%), Trichuris trichura infection (20.33%) and Hookworm infection (15.53%). Results of fisher test show that p value <0.05, which mean that there were no significant differences in the prevalence of intestinal helminth infection between men and women in the island of Sumba. Conclusion: From this research, most intestinal helminth infection in the age group >18-55 years in Sumba in the year 2007 is Ascaris lumbricoides infection. In addition, that there was no significant correlation in prevalence of intestinal helminth infection between men and women.