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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53-60

An epidemiological study of ancylostomiasis in a rural area of Kanpur district Uttar Pradesh, India.


Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA

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S Yadla
Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA

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In this epidemiological study, stool samples were collected from 256 study subjects selected from seven villages of Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India. The average age of the study population was 21.6 years. The overall prevalence rate of hookworm infestation was found to be 34%. Men had significantly higher rate of infestation at all ages. Prevalence rates increased with ages as well. In addition, adult worms were collected from twelve subjects. All were identified as Ancylostoma duodenale.


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