Simplified Quantitative Methods for Hookworm Control Programs

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  • Department of Preventive Medicine University of Texas, Galveston, Texas


Hookworm egg count data from south Georgia are used to illustrate a simple method of presenting such data in a form easily interpreted, yet complete and precise. The data are listed in the following categories for each population group:number of persons examined, percentage positive by flotation examination, percentage positive by egg count examination, percentage with counts above some specified level.