%A Pardal, Maninder Pal
%A Bhalwar, Rajvir
%A Mehta, Vijay
%A Mahendraker, Ajay
%A Mehta, Ashwini
%T Malaria in Assam: A challenge
%9 Original Article
%D 2009
%J Indian Journal of Community Medicine
%R 10.4103/0970-0218.51225
%P 94-96
%V 34
%N 2
%U http://www.ijcm.org.in/article.asp?issn=0970-0218;year=2009;volume=34;issue=2;spage=94;epage=96;aulast=Pardal
%8 April 1, 2009
%X **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).
%0 Journal Article
%I Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
%@ 0970-0218