Comparative incidence of enterobius vermicularis using cellulose tape method among children 4-8 years old between a rural and urban community in Dasmarinas, Cavite, 2013-2014

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Research Project

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Community Medicine


Enterobius, Children, Cellulose


The study used an analytical cohort type of study. One hundred twenty three (123) children 4-8 years old from Barangays H-2 (rural community) and 123 children 4-8 years old from Langkaan II (urban community) were selected using stratified cluster probability sampling method. Data was collected using the tape test method. The communities were randomly selected. The rural community had a greater incidence of Enterobis vermicularis infections than urban community with 31.71% and 5.60% respectively. The use of private drinking water source was a preventive factor (p value=0.04).

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