Indian Journal of Community Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94--96

Malaria in Assam: A challenge


Maninder Pal Singh Pardal1, Rajvir Bhalwar2, Vijay Kumar Mehta3, Ajay Mahendraker4, Ashwini Kumar Mehta5 
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

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«SQ»s corrected Chi square = 7.123; P = 0.008).


How to cite this article:
Pardal MS, Bhalwar R, Mehta VK, Mahendraker A, Mehta AK. Malaria in Assam: A challenge.Indian J Community Med 2009;34:94-96


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Pardal MS, Bhalwar R, Mehta VK, Mahendraker A, Mehta AK. Malaria in Assam: A challenge. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Sep 23 ];34:94-96
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