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100 1 _ a| Romero Sandoval, Natalia Cristina
c| Doctora
245 1 0 a| Soil transmitted helminthiasis in indigenous groups. A community cross sectional study in the Amazonian southern border region of Ecuador
520 1 _ a| Background Rural communities in the Amazonian southern border of Ecuador have benefited from governmental social programmes over the past 9 years, which have addressed, among other things, diseases associated with poverty, such as soil transmitted helminth infections. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of geohelminth infection and several factors associated with it in these communities. Methods This was a cross sectional study in two indigenous communities of the Amazonian southern border of Ecuador. The data were analysed at both the household and individual levels. Results At the individual level, the prevalence of geohelminth infection reached 46.9% (95% CI 39.5% to 54.2%), with no differences in terms of gender, age, temporary migration movements or previous chemoprophylaxis. In 72.9% of households, one or more members were infected. Receiving subsidies and overcrowding were associated with the presence of helminths. Conclusions The prevalence of geohelminth infection was high. Our study suggests that it is necessary to conduct studies focusing on communities, and not simply on captive groups, such as schoolchildren, with the object of proposing more suitable and effective strategies to control this problem.
650 _ 4 a| Helmintos
650 _ 4 a| Contaminación de suelos
650 _ 4 a| Epidemiología
651 _ 4 a| Ecuador
700 1 _ a| Ortiz Rico, Claudia
e| coaut.
700 1 _ a| Sánchez Pérez, Héctor Javier
d| 1960-
e| coaut.
700 1 _ a| Valdivieso, Daniel
e| coaut.
700 1 _ a| Sandoval, Carlos
e| coaut.
700 1 _ a| Pástor, Jacob
e| coaut.
700 1 _ a| Martín, Miguel
e| coaut.
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t| BMJ Open
g| Vol. 7, no. 3, e013626 (March 21, 2017), p. 1-6
x| 2044-6055
856 4 1 u| http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/3/e013626
z| Artículo electrónico
902 _ _ a| GOG / MM
904 _ _ a| Marzo 2017
905 _ _ a| Artecosur
905 _ _ a| Biblioelectrónica
906 _ _ a| Producción Académica ECOSUR
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Soil transmitted helminthiasis in indigenous groups. A community cross sectional study in the Amazonian southern border region of Ecuador
Romero Sandoval, Natalia Cristina (autor)
Ortiz Rico, Claudia (autor)
Sánchez Pérez, Héctor Javier, 1960- (autor)
Valdivieso, Daniel (autor)
Sandoval, Carlos (autor)
Pástor, Jacob (autor)
Martín, Miguel (autor)
Contenido en: BMJ Open. Vol. 7, no. 3, e013626 (March 21, 2017), p. 1-6. ISSN: 2044-6055
No. de sistema: 42004
Tipo: Artículo
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"Background Rural communities in the Amazonian southern border of Ecuador have benefited from governmental social programmes over the past 9 years, which have addressed, among other things, diseases associated with poverty, such as soil transmitted helminth infections. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of geohelminth infection and several factors associated with it in these communities. Methods This was a cross sectional study in two indigenous communities of the Amazonian southern border of Ecuador. The data were analysed at both the household and individual levels. Results At the individual level, the prevalence of geohelminth infection reached 46.9% (95% CI 39.5% to 54.2%), with no differences in terms of gender, age, temporary migration movements or previous chemoprophylaxis. In 72.9% of households, one or more members were infected. Receiving subsidies and overcrowding were associated with the presence of helminths. Conclusions The prevalence of geohelminth infection was high. Our study suggests that it is necessary to conduct studies focusing on communities, and not simply on captive groups, such as schoolchildren, with the object of proposing more suitable and effective strategies to control this problem."