A house to house survey was done in three villages of district Alwar covering 875 children under five years age.
Two week incidence of diarrhoea morbidity was 2.27 episodes/child/year taking into consideration the seasonal correction factor.
The incidence decreased with increase of age.
Incidence was found significantly more in children of illiterate mother (p < 0.05).
Children of poor socio-economic conditions as determined by occupational status (labourers) suffered significantly more often from diarrhoea as compared to children of higher socio-economic status (agriculturist and others).
Fifty per cent episodes of diarrhoea were treated with antibiotics, and only one child was given ORS.
It is a matter of concern.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Enfant, Nourrisson, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Inde, Milieu rural, Education sanitaire, Homme, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Child, Infant, Incidence, Epidemiology, India, Rural environment, Health education, Human, Asia, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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