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Environmental and Sociology Factors Associated with Dengue Cases in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Version 1 : Received: 10 October 2018 / Approved: 10 October 2018 / Online: 10 October 2018 (09:49:35 CEST)

How to cite: Adnan, R.A.; Ramli, M.F.; Othman, H.F.; Asha'ri, Z.H.; Syed Ismail, S.N.; Samsudin, S. Environmental and Sociology Factors Associated with Dengue Cases in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Preprints 2018, 2018100212 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0212.v1). Adnan, R.A.; Ramli, M.F.; Othman, H.F.; Asha'ri, Z.H.; Syed Ismail, S.N.; Samsudin, S. Environmental and Sociology Factors Associated with Dengue Cases in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Preprints 2018, 2018100212 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0212.v1).

Abstract

Background: Dengue incidence has grown dramatically around the world in recent years. It transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Many factors contributed to the vector densities such as environmental and sociological factors. Objective: This study is aimed at determining the environmental and sociological factors contributing to dengue cases. Methods:  The study used questionnaire survey involving 379 respondent with dengue history. Result: The study showed that there is significant association between the time departs to work and mobility of respondents (95%CI = 2.779 and 5.594, p < 0.0001). Similarly, there is significant association between the time of arrival to work and mobility of respondents (95%CI = 1.617 and 2.155, p < 0.0001). Moreover, the type of housing and the surrounding vegetation were the environmental factors that showed significant values; p = 0.023, and p = 0.017. Conclusion: The study indicated the factors contributed are patient who lived in independent houses and the time of mobility patient.

Subject Areas

dengue; Aedes mosquitoes; environmental factor

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