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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 191-191



Association between Level of Knowledge about Trichuriasis and Demographic Characteristics among Orphans in East Jakarta in 2012
Iman Setiadi, Saleha Sungkar
University Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Trichuriasis is a worldwide problem for public health and estimated 25% of world population infected with T. Trichiura or Trichuriasis. Trichuriasis is an infection of the gastrointestinal tract caused by T. trichiura. Especially in Indonesia, trichuriasis has high prevalence because Indonesia located in tropical and subtropical regions that have a warm and humid climate. The prevalence of intestinal worms (including Trichuriasis) in Indonesia is still relatively high at 40% -60%, but in children the prevalence of infection can reach 90% it is caused by frequent contact with soil, poor sanitation, the type of soil and the lack of awareness to maintain hygiene. Trichuriasis can cause a variety symptomps, but in children can lead to failure growth and development. In East Jakarta, there is an orphanage that housed many orphans with varying characteristics demography and relatively poor hygiene, hence susceptible to get Trichuriasis and need to educate. Appropriate education depend by prior knowledge and demographic characteristics. Therefore need to understand the relationship between characteristics demographic and level of knowledge about Trichuriasis.

Corresponding Author : Iman Setiadi