Cross sectional study of malarial parasite among patients attending general hospital, Hadejia, Jigawa state, Nigeria

  • S. Abubakar
  • I. Yunusa
  • M.K. Ahmad
  • M.K Abdullahi
  • I. Ibrahim
  • M. Zakariya
Keywords: Hospital, Malaria, Prevalence, Parasite, Patient,

Abstract

A study was conducted to find out prevalence of malarial parasite among patients attending Hadejia General Hospital. A total of 227 people were screened in the  study area. Out of this number 150(66.1%) were males, while 77(33.9%) were females. Overall prevalence of malarial parasite was found to be 114(50.2%). Prevalence of malarial parasite in males was found to be 78(52%), while prevalence in females was found to be 36(46.8%). There was no significant difference (p >0.05) between the sex of the people and prevalence of the infection. Prevalence of malarial parasite in children aged 0 to 5 years has highest prevalence37(53.4%), followed by children aged 6 to 15 years with prevalence of 56(50.3%) and lowest prevalence was obtained in people aged 15 years and above 25(40.4%).There was no significant difference (p > 0.05) between the age of the people and prevalence of the infection. The prevalence of malarial parasite was found to be high among patients attending Hadejia General Hospital.


Keywords: Hospital, Malaria, Prevalence, Parasite, Patient,

Published
2017-02-21
Section
Articles

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