Gender Comparison of Cases of Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

  • Edward Laurence L Opena College of Arts and Sciences Cebu Normal University Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
Keywords: dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, gender, Lapu-Lapu City


This paper analyzes the difference on the cases of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, with respect to gender. Findings show that there were more males that are admitted for the two fevers. Monthly and yearly analyses of variance (ANOVA) showed significant difference for males for both fevers, while only the monthly data for females showed significance. Further, T-test result showed that there is significant difference for both dengue fever (p=0.010) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (p=0.005) when the genders are compared. Other factors are suggested to be included in the analyses such as age, locality and activities for further studies.