Role Of Maternal, Child And Environmental Factors On Patterns Of Malaria Morbidity In Under Fives In Abia State

ABSTRACT

Malaria, a preventable disease, caused by a protozoan parasite, accounts for about 300-500million clinical cases and two million deaths world-wide annually. Ninety per cent of this occurs in countries south of the Sahara. It is responsible for about 25% of all childhood mortality. It is estimated that at least 50% of the population will have at least one attack of malaria in a year. It is one of largest contributor to disease burden in Nigeria. There were two million cases of malaria in 2003, resulting in five thousand deaths, 43% of which were children below five years of age. It claims more lives than dreaded HIV/AIDS. Malaria has been associated with several risk factors, among which are socioeconomic, socio-demographic and environmental factors. The purpose of this study is to determine the role of these factors in patterns of malaria morbidity in under fives. A cross-sectional study was carried out in four local governments of Abia state from April to June 2010. The study population included 578 children who met our inclusion criteria (age 0- 59months, fever, vomiting, and lethargy in past 3 months). Structured questionnaire was used in data collection. Data analysis was done using SPSS 15.0 Chi-square test of independence interpreted at the level of significance (p

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NWAWUGHIKE, N (2021). Role Of Maternal, Child And Environmental Factors On Patterns Of Malaria Morbidity In Under Fives In Abia State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/role-of-maternal-child-and-environmental-factors-on-patterns-of-malaria-morbidity-in-under-fives-in-abia-state-1

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NWAWUGHIKE, NKWOCHA "Role Of Maternal, Child And Environmental Factors On Patterns Of Malaria Morbidity In Under Fives In Abia State" Afribary. Afribary, 28 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/role-of-maternal-child-and-environmental-factors-on-patterns-of-malaria-morbidity-in-under-fives-in-abia-state-1. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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NWAWUGHIKE, NKWOCHA . "Role Of Maternal, Child And Environmental Factors On Patterns Of Malaria Morbidity In Under Fives In Abia State". Afribary, Afribary, 28 May. 2021. Web. 17 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/role-of-maternal-child-and-environmental-factors-on-patterns-of-malaria-morbidity-in-under-fives-in-abia-state-1 >.

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NWAWUGHIKE, NKWOCHA . "Role Of Maternal, Child And Environmental Factors On Patterns Of Malaria Morbidity In Under Fives In Abia State" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 17, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/role-of-maternal-child-and-environmental-factors-on-patterns-of-malaria-morbidity-in-under-fives-in-abia-state-1