keywords: Prevalence, intestinal parasites, children, primary schools, Katsina-Ala
Intestinal parasites are serious public health problems in Nigeria with children being major victims. High prevalence has been reported among primary school children in Nigeria. This study aims at assessing the prevalence of intestinal parasites among children in some selected primary schools in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area and the associated risk factors. 180 faecal samples from the pupils were examined by direct smear technique and results were correlated with socioeconomic and hygienic factors. Data was analyzed using the chi-square test.