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Type Journal Article - Annals Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Karachi Medical and Dental College
Title Frequency of Smear Positive Malaria and Socio-demographics Factors of Patients Visiting the Microscopy Center of a Tertiary Care Civil Hospital, Khairpur
Author(s)
Volume 21
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 154-159
URL http://www.annals-ashkmdc.org/pdfs/2016/3/04.pdf
Abstract
Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of smear positive malaria and sociodemographic
factors of patients visiting the Microscopy center of Civil hospital Khairpur.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted January 2016 to April 2016 by using structured
questionnaire to assess frequency of smear positive malaria among patients visiting Microscopy center
of Civil Hospital Khairpur. About 138 patients who were prescribed Malaria Parasite (MP) Test by
the doctors were selected by using consecutive sampling technique and interviewed regarding their
socio-demographic characteristics. Data was entered and analyzed by using SPSS version 21.
Results: Out of total 138 participants, 55.5% were males, Majority were less than forty years of age
with highest range of 25-40 years. Malaria parasite test was found to be positive in 6.5 % participants
and the most common identified species was Plasmodium Vivax.
Conclusion: This study suggests that Malaria is endemic in certain areas of Khairpur District and
Plasmodium Vivax is the most common species affecting the people who visited Microscopy centre
for the Malaria Parasite (MP) test. Health education and community participation would be needed to
eliminate the Malaria from community.

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Imtiaz, Farukh, Nighat Nisar, Khalid Shafi, and Faryal Nawab. "Frequency of Smear Positive Malaria and Socio-demographics Factors of Patients Visiting the Microscopy Center of a Tertiary Care Civil Hospital, Khairpur." Annals Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Karachi Medical and Dental College (2016).
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