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Helminth infections and practice of prevention and control measures among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Anbesame health center, Northwest Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, July 2017
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Title
Helminth infections and practice of prevention and control measures among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Anbesame health center, Northwest Ethiopia
Published in
BMC Research Notes, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2609-6
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Authors

Melashu Balew Shiferaw, Amtatachew Moges Zegeye, Agmas Dessalegn Mengistu

Abstract

Helminth infections have a terrible impact on child growth and development, and harm pregnant women. Regular treatment and long term preventive interventions are important measures to break the transmission routes. Hence, identifying the status of helminth infection and practices of prevention and control measures among pregnant women is important in different geographical areas of Ethiopia including our setting. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 180 pregnant women from March to June, 2015. About 2 g of stool was collected and examined to identify helminth infections. Proportions and risk factors of helminth infections were calculated using SPSS version 20. Among the total 180 study participants, 38 (21.1% [95% CI 15.2-27.0%]) pregnant women had helminth infections. Hookworm and Schistosoma mansoni were the only identified helminth species. Thirty-six (20.0% [95% CI 14.3-25.7%]) and 4 (2.2% [95% CI 0.2-4.2%]) pregnant women had hookworm and S. mansoni infections, respectively. Of which, double infection (hookworm and S. mansoni) was found in two pregnant women. Only 32 (17.8%) pregnant women had proper hand wash practice after toilet, 48 (26.7%) drank treated water, and 40 (22.2%) wore shoes regularly. Those pregnant women who did not take albendazole or mebendazole dewormers (AOR 3.57; 95% CI 1.19-10.69; P 0.023) were more infected from helminth infections. This study showed that there was a high intestinal helminth infection among pregnant women, and low practice of prevention and control measures. Thus, prevention and control measures should be strengthened in the setting.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 26%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Other 4 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Researcher 3 7%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 14 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 7%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 15 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 July 2017.
All research outputs
#5,859,833
of 11,467,880 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#797
of 2,513 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#98,243
of 258,927 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#19
of 59 outputs
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