PREVALENCE OF MALARIA AND UTILIZATION OF INSECTICIDE TREATED BEDNETS AMONG PATIENTS VISITING WACHA HEALTH CENTER, DARAMALO WOREDA, SOUTH ETHIOPIA

Abstract:

Malaria is life threatening disease that affects over one- third of world human population, especially in countries of tropics and subtropics. Insecticide Treated BedNets are the most powerful malaria controlling tools. The utilization of ITBNs is still unacceptably low among rural people. Thus, the aim of the study was to determine prevalence of malaria and the utilization of ITBNs among patients visiting Wacha Health Center, Daramalo Woreda Southern Ethiopia. The study was a Health Center based cross- sectional survey conducted between March to May 2018. Diagnosis of malaria infection was done using microscopic examination of thick and thin Giemsa stained blood smears for the presence of malaria parasite. Additionally, a structured questionnaire was used to assess the utilization of ITBNs by study participants. Clinical records of malaria from 2013 to 2017 were collected from the Health Center to analyze the trend over the past five years. Results of parasitological survey showed that an overall prevalence of malaria was 36.02% among studied population. Of these, the prevalence of P.vivax, P.falciparum and mixed infection was 21.8%, 12.8% and 1.42%, respectively. The questionnaires result showed that 68.25% of the study participant’s possessed ITNBs and 51.9% utilize ITBNs. Among socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, family size, residence, educational level, occupation, income and duration of stay were significantly associated (P
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APA

Mulugeta, Y (2024). PREVALENCE OF MALARIA AND UTILIZATION OF INSECTICIDE TREATED BEDNETS AMONG PATIENTS VISITING WACHA HEALTH CENTER, DARAMALO WOREDA, SOUTH ETHIOPIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-malaria-and-utilization-of-insecticide-treated-bednets-among-patients-visiting-wacha-health-center-daramalo-woreda-south-ethiopia

MLA 8th

Mulugeta, Yilma "PREVALENCE OF MALARIA AND UTILIZATION OF INSECTICIDE TREATED BEDNETS AMONG PATIENTS VISITING WACHA HEALTH CENTER, DARAMALO WOREDA, SOUTH ETHIOPIA" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-malaria-and-utilization-of-insecticide-treated-bednets-among-patients-visiting-wacha-health-center-daramalo-woreda-south-ethiopia. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

Mulugeta, Yilma . "PREVALENCE OF MALARIA AND UTILIZATION OF INSECTICIDE TREATED BEDNETS AMONG PATIENTS VISITING WACHA HEALTH CENTER, DARAMALO WOREDA, SOUTH ETHIOPIA". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-malaria-and-utilization-of-insecticide-treated-bednets-among-patients-visiting-wacha-health-center-daramalo-woreda-south-ethiopia >.

Chicago

Mulugeta, Yilma . "PREVALENCE OF MALARIA AND UTILIZATION OF INSECTICIDE TREATED BEDNETS AMONG PATIENTS VISITING WACHA HEALTH CENTER, DARAMALO WOREDA, SOUTH ETHIOPIA" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-malaria-and-utilization-of-insecticide-treated-bednets-among-patients-visiting-wacha-health-center-daramalo-woreda-south-ethiopia

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