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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 200-208
An Epidemiological Study Of Scabies In A Rural Community Of Kashmir



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A randomly selected sample of 7445 persons from North- West rural area of Kashmir were studied and 322 confirmed cases of scabies have been found giving the prevalence rate of 4.33 percent with male preponderance (5.24 percent) and a sex ratio of 1.3: 1. Scabies has been found more prevalent significantly up to 15 years of age (7.42 percent), among joint families (4.71 percent _, in overcrowded environment (5.06 percent) and lower socio- economic group (6.10 percent). Seasonal impact on the disease ‘Scabies’ revealed that the disease is more prevalent in summer (6.79 percent) followed by Autumn (6.53 per cent ). Moreover, the disease is more prevalent among the persons with unsatisfactory personal hygiene (6.03 percent). The commonest type of scabies was simple scabies in either of the sex.


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