Factors Associated With Yaws Infection In Children Under 15 Years In The Kintampo North Municipality Of The Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana

ABSTRACT Background: Yaws is a treponemal infection in humans that is common in children who are less than 15 years of age. The causative organism of yaws – Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue – is genetically related to T. pallidum subspecies, the causative agent of syphilis. Mostly, people who are affected by yaws live in poor socioeconomic conditions. Ghana seems to be the number one yaws endemic country in the WHO African Region, reporting over 20 000 cases annually. The Kintampo North Municipality is the most endemic district in the Brong Ahafo Region. The Municipality recorded 8,358 yaws cases between 2012 and 2016. The aim of the study was conducted to determine the prevalence and the factors associated with yaws infection in the Municipality. Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional design was used to conduct this study in the Kintampo North Municipality with a sample size of 270. Simple random sampling was used to select three of the seven circuits and three primary schools in each circuit for the study. In the selected schools, systematic sampling was used to select 30 pupils who are less than 15 years for the study. Only participants who gave assent and their guardians consented were interviewed. The data was then analysed using Stata 15 software. After the analysis all variables with p-value

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APA

Africa, P., , K & , G (2021). Factors Associated With Yaws Infection In Children Under 15 Years In The Kintampo North Municipality Of The Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-yaws-infection-in-children-under-15-years-in-the-kintampo-north-municipality-of-the-brong-ahafo-region-ghana

MLA 8th

Africa, PSN, et. al. "Factors Associated With Yaws Infection In Children Under 15 Years In The Kintampo North Municipality Of The Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-yaws-infection-in-children-under-15-years-in-the-kintampo-north-municipality-of-the-brong-ahafo-region-ghana. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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Africa, PSN, KORANG and GABRIEL . "Factors Associated With Yaws Infection In Children Under 15 Years In The Kintampo North Municipality Of The Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-yaws-infection-in-children-under-15-years-in-the-kintampo-north-municipality-of-the-brong-ahafo-region-ghana >.

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Africa, PSN, KORANG and GABRIEL . "Factors Associated With Yaws Infection In Children Under 15 Years In The Kintampo North Municipality Of The Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-yaws-infection-in-children-under-15-years-in-the-kintampo-north-municipality-of-the-brong-ahafo-region-ghana