Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites and Associated Risk Factors - in the Case of Kera Akaki River, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


The prevalence of Intestinal parasites of the world, Africa and Ethiopia were Amoeba, Ascaries, Tape worm (Koso), Giardia and Hookworm. They transmitted through oral fecal ways. Many studies have been conducted to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in Ethiopia. However, studies not consider the vegetables as one of transmitter’s factors are limited. Therefore, the objective of this study to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites and associated risk factors - in the case of kera Akaki River in the sub city of Nefas Selke Lafeto between Woreda 4,5and 6 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The methods were non random sampling techniques especially quota sampling used for utilized questionnaires distributions, site observation and Cluster sampling geographical distribution used for gather test result report Data from health centers, during the period from November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. From total 342 respondents 205(59.9%) were female and half of the participants were below the age of 26years. Moreover most of the respondents, 322(94.2%) stated that they had abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea or any other abdominal compliant after ingesting vegetables. Among those who had abdominal compliant, the majority 300(87.7%) went to health center for medical attention and 127(37.1%) Amoebiasis, 85(24.9%) Giardiasis, 37(10.8%) Ascariasis, 10(2.9%) Tapeworm, 10(2.9%) two or three intestinal parasites together, 2(0.6%) Hookworm and Bilariziasis and 27(7.9%) other than intestinal parasites were identified. 284(83%) respondents bought vegetables from Kera Gulit and Kera Akaki River city farm land. With an overall result 86.22% respondents were infected by intestinal parasites through eating vegetables. Consumption of vegetables grown by municipal waste was significantly associated with high prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections (adjusted odds ratio= 4.54, 95% CI; 4.53, 4.55).To concludes that vegetables was one of risk factor to transmitted intestinal parasit



Municipal Wastewater, Environmental Sanitation, Intestinal Parasite, Public Health, Vegetables