Indian Journal of Public Health


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

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


S Yadla, HG Sen, PG Hotez 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Yadla S, Sen H G, Hotez P G. An epidemiological study of ancylostomiasis in a rural area of Kanpur district Uttar Pradesh, India. Indian J Public Health 2003;47:53-60


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Yadla S, Sen H G, Hotez P G. An epidemiological study of ancylostomiasis in a rural area of Kanpur district Uttar Pradesh, India. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];47:53-60
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