The EFFECT OF PERSONAL HYGIENE ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN WITH WORMS INFECTION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN TULEHU VILLAGE, SALAHUTU DISTRICT, CENTRAL MALUKU REGENCY
Worms is a contagious disease which is a public health problem. Worms can be transmitted through soil, namely Ascarislumbricoides (roundworms), Trichuristrichiura (whipworms) Ancylostomaduodenale and Necatoramericanus, (hookworms). The age of children is a group at risk of getting worm infection because children's play activities are mostly on the ground and rivers. The most infected age group is at the age of 7-11 years or at the elementary school stage. This study aims to analyze the effect of personal environmental sanitation and hygiene characteristics of children against worm infections in elementary school children in Tulehu Village, Salahutu District, Central Maluku City.
The results showed that the variables associated with the incidence of worms, namely environmental anitation (home and school environment), personal hygiene (nail hygiene, use of footwear and hand washing habits), characteristics of children (knowledge, attitudes and income of parents) with each each ρ value = 0.0001 while the unrelated variable is gender with ρ value = 0.2940.
The conclusion of this research is the proportion of worm disease in 5 elementary schools in Tulehu village (72.77%). Environmental sanitation conditions, personal hygiene, child characteristics related to the incidence of worms.
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