Wole Alakija

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A cross sectional study was conducted during August 1992, on a representative sample of 6,539 pregnant women attending 69 primary health care centers in the Asir region, southwestern Saudi Arabia for the assessment of their hemoglobin level. The overall prevalence of anemia (Hb < 11 g/dl) was found to be 31.9%. It was found that the prevalence was affected(More)
Summary. interviewed with questionnaires on their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and motivations about blood donations. It was found that a large number of them (92.9%) donated because of the benefits they will obtain from the hospital. Such benefits include antenatal registration (67.1%) and saving the lives of relations (25.8%). Even though many of the(More)
  • Wole Alakija
  • Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology
  • 1986
Little is known of the prevalence of intestinal parasites in rural areas of Nigeria because there are few published data and laboratories in these areas are rarely well equipped for parasitological work. During a survey of a Nigerian village, Ascaris and hookworms were found to be the commonest helminths and Entamoeba coli the commonest protozoan.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of smoking among university students of King Saud University in Abha City, to determine ecological factors for the problem, and to assess the studentsâ knowledge about the health effects of smoking, and attitudes towards public action against smoking. MATERIALS AND METHODS All medical(More)
Simple ventilatory function tests were done in 447 cement factory workers. Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) were higher in males than females and correlated well with age and height. FEV1 was smaller in workers who were in closer contact with cement dust. The three measured(More)
All fifty-two pioneer medical students in a new medical school (The College of Medicine of Lagos State University), participated in a cross sectional survey to identify their socio-demographic profile and career intentions. A self-administered structured questionnaire was used to collect data. The students were observed to be mature. Their mean age was 23.6(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the knowledge and attitudes towards AIDS among practicing physicians in the Asir Region, Saudi Arabia. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS A survey was carried out among primary health care (PHC) physicians working in the 238 PHC centers in the region. Self administered questionnaires were distributed to the 361 physicians working in these(More)