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  1. Hygienic practices and acute respiratory illness in family and group day care homes.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To describe hygiene practices in icensed group day care and fam y day care homes and the association between these practices and the prevalence of respiratory illnesses in the children in attendance.

    Methods

    Self-administered surveys were mailed to 137 group and 204 famly day care providers.

    Results

    Wearing diapers and being younger than age three were associated with a higher frequency of respiratory illness.

    Children attending family day care homes had more respiratory illness than children attending group day care homes Infrequent washing of children's or providers hands after nose wiping after d apering before meals and before food preparatior was significantly associated with a higher frequency of respiratory illness Use of shared cloth towe instead of individual paper towels and washing of sleeping mats less than once a week were also associated with a higher frequency of respiratory illness.

    Conclusions

    The findings underscore the importance of handwashing and other hygiene practices in reducing the spread of disease in day care settings.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Aigu, Infection, Milieu familial, Crèche, Hygiène, Comportement, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Etude comparative, Santé et environnement, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Acute, Infection, Family environment, Nursery, Hygiene, Behavior, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Prevalence, Risk factor, Child, Human, Comparative study, Health and environment, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0057265

    Code Inist : 002B30A02C. Création : 31/05/1999.