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Prevalence of malarial disease among school going children in Peshawar University and adjacent area, Pakistan

Muzafar Shah, Naheed Ali, Mian Sayed Khan, Shahroz Khan

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Int. J. Biosci.3(1), 150-155, January 2013

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School children of age 09 to 14 years, in Peshawar University Campus were survey for the presence of malarial parasites during March to November, 2006. A questionnaire was designed which include questions regarding to locality, age, sex and the presence or absence of domestic animals and wire screens in the houses of examined students. A total of 795 school children were examined, 4 cases (0.5%) were found positive for malarial parasite. The studied children come to these schools from different parts of Peshawar city, which are divided into three sectors, for analysis purpose on the bases of their localities. The possible reasons for the low prevalence of malaria in the present study are discussed. Statistically analysis showing significant difference between different localities regarding malarial infection is χ2 = 3.5533, df = 2, α = 0.05, between different age of the students is χ2 = 0.5251, df= 4, α= 0.05, effect of presence of domesticated animals χ2 = 4.060, df = 2, α = 0.05 and gender is χ2 = 0.586, df = 2, α = 0.05.

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Prevalence of malarial disease among school going children in Peshawar University and adjacent area, Pakistan

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