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Pediculosis capitis among school-age students worldwide as an emerging public health concern: a systematic review and meta-analysis of past five decades

(UNSPECIFIED) Pediculosis capitis among school-age students worldwide as an emerging public health concern: a systematic review and meta-analysis of past five decades. Parasitology Research. p. 19. ISSN 0932-0113

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Abstract

Pediculosis byPediculus humanus capitisis still an important health issue in school-age students worldwide. Although pediculicidal agents effectively kill head lice, the re-infestation rate is still high. This study was conducted to provide a summary of evidence about the prevalence of pediculosis capitis among school-age students worldwide. Different databases including MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science were searched for publications related to pediculosis capitis in school-age students from 1977 to 2020. All peer-reviewed original research articles describing pediculosis capitis among school-age students were included. Statistical heterogeneity of the different years among studies was assessed using the standard chi squared andI(2)tests. Due to the significant heterogeneity, a random effect model was adopted to estimate the pooled, continent, and gender-specific prevalence of pediculosis. Two hundred and one papers met the inclusion criteria of this review and entered into the meta-analysis including 1,218,351 individuals. Through a random effect model, the prevalence of pediculosis capitis among school students was estimated as 19 (CI 95 = 0.18-0.20,I-2 = 99.89). The prevalence of pediculosis capitis among boys was 7 (CI 95 = 0.05-0.10) compared to 19 (CI 95 = 0.15-0.24) in girls. The highest prevalence was in Central and South America (33, CI 95 = 0.22-0.44,I-2 = 99.81) and the lowest was in Europe (5, CI 95 = 4-6,I-2 = 99.28). Relatively high pediculosis capitis prevalence among school-age students observed in this study emphasizes the need for implementing screening and prophylaxis tailored to the local context.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pediculosis capitis School-age students Worldwide head lice infestation humanus-capitis risk-factors skin diseases primary schoolchildren louse infestations rural-areas boarding schools intestinal parasites anoplura pediculidae Parasitology
Page Range: p. 19
Journal or Publication Title: Parasitology Research
Journal Index: ISI
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-020-06847-5
ISSN: 0932-0113
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4738

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