Prevalence and socioeconomic factors in schistosoma haematobium infection in a Ghanian community
AbstractPrevalence of Schistosoma haematobium infections was assessed among 160 students of Twohofo Holy International School. Cape Coast, Ghana. Overall prevalence was 34.4%, with males and females having prevalence
of 32.3% and 35.8% respectively. Ago group 6-B years had 30%, while 24.2% were infected in age group 9-11 years. Prevalence was 48.2% in age group 12-14 years and 50% in age group 15-17 years. Parental occupation had affect on prevalence with children of self-employed parents showing significantly higher prevalence then children of salaried employees of government and private companies. Knowledge of the disease was very low among the subjects.