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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-96
Malaria in Assam: A challenge


1 Central Government, Indian Army, Headquarter 21 Mountain Divison - 908 421, C/O 99 APO, India
2 Department of PSM, AFMC, Sholpaur Road, Pune - 411 040, India
3 Central Government, Indian Army, Headquarter 16 CORPS, C/O 56 APO, India
4 Central Government, Indian Army, Military Hospital, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
5 Central Government, Indian Army, Military Hospital, Saugor, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Maninder Pal Singh Pardal
Central Government, Indian Army, Headquarter 21 Mountain Divison - 908 421, C/O 99 APO
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.51225

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Research Question: What is the trend of malaria and proportion of Plasmodium falciparum infections amongst troops of the Army units deployed in Assam over the last 5 years? Study Design: Retrospective cross -sectional descriptive study. Setting: Army units deployed in the state of Assam over the last 5 years. Participants: Population of army units deployed in the state of Assam over the last 5 years. Statistical Analysis: Percentage, Chi square. Results: Malaria contributed to 3.60% to 7% of all hospital admissions over the period of 5 years. The overall malaria incidence showed a significantly increasing trend during the study period. (Chi square for linear trend = 5.19; P = 0.023). Out of these, P falciparum contributed 86% to 98%. The proportion of P falciparum infections showed a significantly increasing trend from 2005 to 2006. (Yate's corrected Chi square = 7.123; P = 0.008).


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