This study examines the relationship between severe diarrhoeal disease and maternal knowledge and behaviours related to hygiene and sanitation.
Some 107 paediatric cases admitted to two hospitals in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1988 were matched on age and nearest-neighbour status to 107 controls.
Personal interviews and observational methods were used to assess knowledge and behaviours related to hygiene and sanitation.
Cases and controls had equivalent socioeconomic status, demographic profiles and access to water and sanitation facilities.
However, cases generally exhibited lower levels of knowledge and less sanguine sanitary practices than did controls.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Comportement, Hygiène, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Connaissance, Mère, Zaïre, Afrique, Approvisionnement eau, Facteur risque, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Behavior, Hygiene, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Knowledge, Mother, Zaire, Africa, Water supply, Risk factor, Case control study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0395614
Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 199406.