Three thousand and six hundred School children from class one to ten belonging to three socio-economic groups upper, middle and lower class, were examined for the presence of pediculosis capitis.
Of this, 918 children were found to have this infestation. This study has shown that boys are less likely to get the infection than the girls. The medium and long haired girls of younger age get the maximum infestation, while girls from higher classes with short hair were comparitively free. The infestation was found to be more common in lower socio-economic groups
Syed A. Kazmi ,
Prevalence of pediculosis capitis in school children,
Pak. J. Med. Res. 1993;
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