PREVALENCE OF HEAD LICE INFESTATION AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN IN RURAL AREAS IN A REGION OF NORTH HARYANA
Keywords:Prevalence, Head lice, School going girls
The different -different skin infection may take place in children in the school age group. Because children are nosy and mobile, they come in to contact with a variety of people and animals. The close proximity in the school setting provides chance to be exposed to infection agents. (Viruses, bacteria, fungus, insects and animals) in addition, children tend to share personal items. One of most common infection in girls is head lice. Head lice are one of the commonest ectoparasites of man in and spending their entire life cycle on the host. There are three distinct varieties of lice which are specific for human.
Objectives of the study are : to assess the prevalence of head lice among school going girls. To find out factor influencing the head lice. Hypotheses were formulated on the basis of objectives and statistically analyzed the data which is collected from sample of 100 girls in ambala district of Haryana. Non- Experimental descriptive Survey method was adopted. The data is collected by using demographic variable assessment tool and physical assessment Performa. The result of study showed that 48% girls had this infection, personal hygiene, economical status, residential area; education of parents has the factor which influences the prevalence of head lice.
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