Comparison of prevalence of head lice Pediculus humanus capitis among male and female students of some primary schools in Tikrit City

  • Alaa Emad Tawfeeq

Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of pediculus humanus capitis (De Geer, 1767) among male and female students of five primary schools in Tikrit (Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari for Boys and Fara'a schools for girls in Al-Shuhada neighborhood, and Hawa for girls ’school in Al-Qadisiyah / Al-Duibbat neighborhood, and a school Sincerely, first born for boys in Al-Asri neighborhood, and Madar mixed school in Shishen district).


The results showed prevalence of infection with parasite among the five school students, with a total injury rate of 21.9%, of which 13.8% for males and 80.11% for females. Consequently, the prevalence of parasite among students in  6-7 age group was higher than in rest of age groups, reaching 23.23% and lowest in 10-year age group and over, which reached 16.03%.


The study showed length and nature of hair (tribe or curly) in percentage of infection with parasite, as percentage of infection in females with short hair reached 12.14%, while weakness in females with long hair reached 23.12%, and percentage of injury among students of lower hair was 36.32% for those with Curly hair and 11.81% for tribute hair.


 


http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/tjps.25.2020.043

Published
Jun 17, 2020
How to Cite
TAWFEEQ, Alaa Emad. Comparison of prevalence of head lice Pediculus humanus capitis among male and female students of some primary schools in Tikrit City. Tikrit Journal of Pure Science, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 3, p. 10-13, june 2020. ISSN 2415-1726. Available at: <http://tjps.tu.edu.iq/index.php/j/article/view/985>. Date accessed: 10 july 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/j.v25i3.985.
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