Correlation of hygienic lifestyle and intestinal protozoan infection in adult people

Rusfanisa, Heri Wibowo

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Abstract

Introduction: Infective transmission of intestinal protozoan can be minimized by focusing on hygienic lifestyle. Hygienic lifestyle consists of basic hygiene, personal hygiene, and consumption hygiene. Purpose: This paper aims to know the correlation of hygienic lifestyle and intestinal protozoan infection. Methods: Cross-sectional study was applied in this research. The research took on July 2014 in Jakarta and Bantar Gebang Landfill. The subjects were adult people selected by consecutive sampling technique. Data was analysed by Chi-Square test. Results: Total of 94 subjects divided in 2 groups, good and poor hygienic lifestyle. Result was known that 53 subjects as good basic hygienic, positive finding of intestinal protozoan was 41,5% and 41 subjects as the poor one, positive one was 63,4%. In 70 subjects as good personal hygiene, positive finding of intestinal protozoan was 48,6% and the poor one, positive one was 58,3%. In 56 subjects as good consumption hygiene, positive finding of intestinal protozoan was 39,3% and the poor one, positive one was 68,4%. Having analyzed by using chi square, p less than 0,05 was only found in basic hygiene and consumption hygiene. Conclusion: There were significant correlation between basic hygiene, consumption hygiene, and intestinal protozoan finding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6841-6843
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Hygienic
  • Intestinal
  • Lifestyle
  • People
  • Protozoa

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