Traduction en anglais : The magnitude of the global problem of diarrhoeal disease: a ten year update.
In order to update global estimates of diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality in developing countries, we carried out a review of articles published from 1980 to the present and calculated median estimates for the incidence of diarrhoea and diarrhoeal mortality among under-5-year-olds.
The incidence of diarrhoea obtained (2.6 episodes per child per year) was virtually the same as that estimated by Snyder & Merson in 1982, while the global mortality estimate was lower (3.3 million deaths per year; range, 1.5-5.1 million).
The mortality estimate is based on a small number of active surveillance and prospective studies, and thus associated with a large degree of uncertainty, reflecting the weakness of the global database.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Morbidité, Homme, Estimation, Evaluation, Programme sanitaire, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Epidemiology, Mortality, Morbidity, Human, Estimation, Evaluation, Sanitary program, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0178089
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.