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  1. Measurement of the frequency and severity of childhood acute respiratory infections through household surveys in Northern Ghana.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Methodological issues in the design and interpretation of cross-sectional interview surveys of the prevalence of acute respiratory infections (ARI) were assessed among young children.

    Methods

    A cross-sectional survey was conducted in approximately 20 000 children in the north of Ghana.

    Approximately half were administered a questionnaire in which the initial questions about recent illnesses were direct questions about the presence or absence of three specific ARI-related symptoms (cough, rapid breathing, difficulty breathing), while the other half were administered a questionnaire which started with an open-ended question on whether the child was ill, designed to elicit spontaneous responses.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Enfant, Homme, Enquête, Méthodologie, Etude transversale, Ghana, Afrique, Nord, Questionnaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Child, Human, Inquiry, Methodology, Cross sectional study, Ghana, Africa, North, Questionnaire

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

    Cote : 94-0504144

    Code Inist : 002B11C. Création : 199501.