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The prevalence of pediculosis capitis and its associated risk factors in primary school students in Jahrom , 2016
Mohammad amin Farahmand far , Sonya Majidi, Kavous Solhjoo, Arjmand Majid, Hadi Mossalanejad
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Introduction: Pediculosis is one of the most common parasite infections in the world. This infection is common in many countries including Iran. Pediculosis infection cause serious health problems especially in school children. The aim of this study was determining the prevalence of pediculosis infection and some associated factors in primary school students in Jahrom ,  2016-2017.

Methods: This descriptive analytic study was done on 717 primary school students of Jahrom that were chosen with multi-stage random sampling. Information was collected by using questionnaire and complete hair examination for pediculosis infection and analyzed with Chi-square test and descriptive test.

Results: Among 717 examined students, 49 were infected by pediculosis. Infection prevalence among boys was 2.4% and among girls was 9%. All infected cases were living in the city. Most infected cases were in third grade. Infection prevalence was significantly higher among Afghans (P<0.05). There was a significant relation among factors like past history of infection with pediculosis, hair quality and access to health care center with pediculosis infection.

Conclusion: Prevalence of this infection among Jahrom students was 8.6% which was associated with factors such as low access to health care centers and poor personal hygiene. Showing that personal hygiene, information about transmission and prevention ways and availability of health facilities can play an important role in decreasing infection and the complications

Keywords: Pediculosis, epidemiology, students, Jahrom
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: epidmilojgy
Received: 2017/07/8 | Accepted: 2017/08/8 | Published: 2017/09/27
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farahmand far M A, Majidi S, Solhjoo K, majid A, Mossalanejad H. The prevalence of pediculosis capitis and its associated risk factors in primary school students in Jahrom , 2016. jmj. 2017; 15 (1) :50-56
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فصلنامه دانشگاه علوم پزشکی جهرم Journal of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences
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