The Current Prevalence Rate of Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis in lndonesia

Paediatrica Indonesiana. 2019;32(11-12):304-11 DOI 10.14238/pi32.11-12.1992.304-11

 

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Journal Title: Paediatrica Indonesiana

ISSN: 0030-9311 (Print); 2338-476X (Online)

Publisher: Indonesian Pediatric Society Publishing House

Society/Institution: Indonesian Pediatric Society

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Pediatrics

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: English

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Sutoto Sutoto (Directorate General CDC & EH, Ministry of Health, Jakarta)
Indriyono Indriyono (Directorate General CDC & EH, Ministry of Health, Jakarta)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Surveys on the prevalence rate of soil-transmitted helminthiasis had been done in Indonesia among 12.100 people in 10 provinces at 15 locations in 1990 and 1991. The surveys were meant to obtain data on the recent prevalence rate of soil-transmitted helminthiasis among primary schoolchildren, population in vital productive areas and general community. The results showed that the prevalence rate of Ascaris lumbricoides ranged from 5. 7% to 69.5%, Trichuris trichiura from 0.8% to 53.0% and hookworm from 0% to 24. 7%. The overall prevalence rate of the respective species were 30. 4%, 21.2% and 6.5%. In general, the data of the prevalence rate of soil-transmitted helminthiasis obtained from the recent surveys were lower than those of the surveys done before 1985.