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Prevalence of Scabies and Head Lice Among Children in a Welfare Home in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tropical Biomedicine (2010)
  • Jamaiah Ibrahim, University of Malaya
Abstract
This is a survey of 120 children for scabies and head lice infestations in a welfare home in Pulau Pinang. Children from this welfare home (Rumah Kanak-Kanak Taman Bakti, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang) were randomly selected. Majority of them were Malays (72.5%) and the rest were Indians. The infestation rates were highest in the 10-12 years age group with 46% and 70% for scabies and head lice respectively. Head lice was more commonly seen in girls (65%) than boys (29%). Scabies was more commonly seen in boys (50%) than girls (16%). Overall prevalence rate for scabies was 31% and for head lice infestation was 49%.
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Jamaiah Ibrahim. "Prevalence of Scabies and Head Lice Among Children in a Welfare Home in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia" Tropical Biomedicine Vol. 27 Iss. 3 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jamaiah_ibrahim/5/