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Hearing Impairment among Primary School Children in Nasiriya City/Iraq During 2018


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1 Researcher, College of Medicine, Al-Muthanna University, Iraq
2 Researcher, Al-Muthanna Health Directorate, Iraq
3 Researcher, College of Medicine, Thi-Qar University, Iraq
     

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Across-sectional and comparative school-based study was carried out through multistage systematic random sampling for 9 public primary schools in Al-Nasiriya city from 1st of February/2018 -3th of May/2018. Primary information was obtained through prepared questionnaires including the socio-demographic characters of studied pupils. A total of 355 pupils were screened, 228(64.2%) of them were males and 127(35.8%) were female that ratio of male to female was 1.8 :1. Nearly half of pupils were within 6-7 years at (55.2%),and least one were within age group >10 years (15.2%). Majority of pupils were within high socio-economic status (87.6%), and the remaining were within moderate (8.2%) - low class (4.2%). The extent of hearing impairment among pupils in Nasiriya city was 16% .Unilateral (9.2%) was more prevalent than bilateral (7%). of 58 pupils with hearing impairment,52(14.7%) of studied pupils had mild hearing impairment, and 6(1.7%) had moderate hearing impairment. Non showed moderately severe or sever or profound hearing loss. There was significant association between age, socio-economic status of studied population and Prevalence of hearing impairment by logistic regression analysis.

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Hearing impairment, primary school children, public school, tuning fork test, screening audiometry, hearing assessment
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Authors

Asaad Adil Mnaather
Researcher, College of Medicine, Al-Muthanna University, Iraq
Sarah Noaman Al-Talaqani
Researcher, Al-Muthanna Health Directorate, Iraq
Ali Abed Saadoon Al-Ghuzi
Researcher, College of Medicine, Thi-Qar University, Iraq
Mushtaq Neamah Al-Malki
Researcher, College of Medicine, Thi-Qar University, Iraq

Abstract


Across-sectional and comparative school-based study was carried out through multistage systematic random sampling for 9 public primary schools in Al-Nasiriya city from 1st of February/2018 -3th of May/2018. Primary information was obtained through prepared questionnaires including the socio-demographic characters of studied pupils. A total of 355 pupils were screened, 228(64.2%) of them were males and 127(35.8%) were female that ratio of male to female was 1.8 :1. Nearly half of pupils were within 6-7 years at (55.2%),and least one were within age group >10 years (15.2%). Majority of pupils were within high socio-economic status (87.6%), and the remaining were within moderate (8.2%) - low class (4.2%). The extent of hearing impairment among pupils in Nasiriya city was 16% .Unilateral (9.2%) was more prevalent than bilateral (7%). of 58 pupils with hearing impairment,52(14.7%) of studied pupils had mild hearing impairment, and 6(1.7%) had moderate hearing impairment. Non showed moderately severe or sever or profound hearing loss. There was significant association between age, socio-economic status of studied population and Prevalence of hearing impairment by logistic regression analysis.

Keywords


Hearing impairment, primary school children, public school, tuning fork test, screening audiometry, hearing assessment



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194958