Diarrheal Morbidity Prevalence In Under Five Children

Diarrheal Morbidity Prevalence In Under Five Children

by Mulugeta Mekonnen


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Despite all advances in health technology,improved management and increased use of Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) in the past decades,diarrhea remains among the five major killers of children under five. This discriptive community based cross-sectional survey utilized environmental factors (availability,type and status of latrine,and hand washing facilities) and behavioral attributes (latrine use,hand washing practice after latrine use and at each critical moment and children's faeces disposal) to determine under five diarrheal morbidity prevalence in the selected rural community.Hence,the study may have significance to those people who are in the health profession either to consolidate and or to reevaluate their approaches and strategies to combat the occurence of diarrheal morbidity and improve or change societal attitude towads their sanitation behaviour particularly in the rural community.

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ISBN-13: 9783639347876
Publisher: VDM Verlag
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

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