Environmental Factors and Helminth Infections Among Elementary Students
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- helminthiasis, fly density availability of latrines, landfills, types of floors
Childhood is an important stage, a golden age in preparing individuals and developing their potential to compete in the future. Helminthiasis is included in the top 10 infectious diseases suffered by children. Helminthiasis is an environment-based disease thus it is crucial to improve the awareness of environmental sanitation. Slum or environment with poor sanitation influence the spreading helminthiasis. Moyudan Health Center (Puskesmas) is one of the health centers in Sleman Regency with the highest cases of helminthiasis. This study aimed to determine the relationship of environmental factors and helminthiasis infection. The research design used was Cross Sectional. The subjects of this study were 311 elementary school students in the work area of Puskesmas Moyudan. Data retrieval technique was conducted using multistage random sampling. Fecal examination was done using direct method while measurement of independent variables was conducted using observational method. Statistical analysis was performed using Chi Square test. The result showed that from 311 samples of elementary school students, 37.5% were infected with Enterobius vermicularis. Environmental factors showed no association with helminthiasis infection: fly density (sig=0.348), toilet availability (sig = 0.307), landfill (sig = 0.207), floor type (sig = 0.330). There was no relationship between environmental factors and helminthiasis. Educating community especially parents about maintaining hygiene at home and local environment has a positive impact on the prevention of helminthiasis infection.
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TY - CONF AU - Liena Sofiana AU - Erni Gustina AU - Yuniar Wardani AU - Thoharoh Halimatusa’diyah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Environmental Factors and Helminth Infections Among Elementary Students BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 72 EP - 75 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.013 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.013 ID - Sofiana2020 ER -