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Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Discipline: Multidisciplinary Studies

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (JMDS) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal which aims to publish biannually finest research articles in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology and other subject areas. Submitted papers should describe original and previously unpublished works, not currently under review by another

JMDS provides a platform for dissemination of research findings, new research areas and techniques, conceptual developments and articles with practical applications and contribution to society.

Incidence of Dengue in Ozamiz City, Philippines
Jezreel Marc E. Pasay1, Anthony L. Awa2, Jesus G. Ocapan1

The incidence of dengue has become a serious health concern in many areas around the world. The increasing number of dengue cases are said to be the result of rapid population growth and climate change. This study assessed the incidence of dengue in Ozamiz City, Philippines. It also determined the relationship of climatic factors on dengue incidence reported in the area. Documentary analysis was done in seven hospitals to identify the incidence of dengue in the city. Pearson’s correlation was used to determine the association between climatic factors and dengue incidence. Multiple regression analysis was also used as a statistical model. A total of 1,908 dengue cases were reported from January 2008 to September 2013. Majority of the patients belonged to the age group of 1-10 years. Maximum number of cases was seen in 2010 (398 cases) which was highest in the month of January (215 cases). Out of the total 1,908 cases, 821 (43.03%) were dengue hemorrhagic fever, 781 (40.93%) were dengue fever and 306 (16.04%) were dengue shock syndrome. Among the 51 Barangays in the City, Barangay Aguada has the highest number of 186 cases (9.75%). Of all climatic factors, only relative humidity has a positive correlation with dengue incidence. Vector control and education campaign needs should be assessed as these factors may significantly influence the occurrence of dengue in the city. Strategic plans and measures for dengue prevention need to be implemented targeting young population.

KEYWORDS: Barangay Aguada, climate change, health, humidity, vector.
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