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Soil-transmitted helminth infections, anemia and undernutrition among schoolchildren in Yirgacheffee, South Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, August 2018
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Title
Soil-transmitted helminth infections, anemia and undernutrition among schoolchildren in Yirgacheffee, South Ethiopia
Published in
BMC Research Notes, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-018-3679-9
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Authors

Eshetu Molla, Hassen Mamo

Abstract

Current data on soil-transmitted helminth infections, anemia and malnutrition that are largely neglected is vital to the control and management of them in a specific setting. This study was, therefore, aimed at determining the status of the three health concerns in one of the high-risk groups, schoolchildren, in South Ethiopia. Among the 443 sampled schoolchildren, 54% were infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and 15.4% of them had anaemia, while the prevalence rate of undernutrition was 28.9%. Species-wise, prevalence of STH infections was 21.7, 16.7, 7.2 and 8.4% for Ascaris lumbricoides, the hookworms, Trichuris trichiura and mixed infections, respectively. Untreated drinking water, high frequency of sucking fingernails and open defecation were significantly associated with risk of getting STH infections. Child positivity for STH infection didn't show any significant association with undernutrition of the children. Anaemia was significantly correlated with hookworm (adjusted odds ratio (AOR) = 2.96, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 2.15, 4.86), A. lumbricoides (AOR = 1.93, 95% CI = 1.13, 3.01) and polyparasitism (AOR = 1.54, 95% CI = 1.04, 2.64). In addition, children with heavy intensities of hookworm infections and those undernourished were more likely to suffer from anaemia with P = 0.001 and P = 0.007, respectively.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 111 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 18%
Student > Master 15 14%
Researcher 9 8%
Lecturer 7 6%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 40 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 41 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 January 2019.
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#8,203,350
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#1,108
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#97,692
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#1
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