Acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) in children is a prevalent condition that results in substantial morbidity and consumes large portions of health care resources in developing countries.
We examined factors associated with the reported incidence and prevalence of ARI in a 3-year longitudinal study of 485 children<5 years of age in rural Kenya.
A large number of environmental factors, household and family characteristics, and child-specific factors were examined with use of multivariable methods.
Few variables that may play a role in the incidence and prevalence of ARI (e.g., household tobacco use and weight x-score) were found to be related to such rates.
Several factors related to ARI incidence and prevalence (e.g., mother's age, number of children, and community) were found to be associated with only mild ARI episodes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Voie respiratoire, Aigu, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Incidence, Prévalence, Enfant, Homme, Kenya, Afrique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Respiratory tract, Acute, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Incidence, Prevalence, Child, Human, Kenya, Africa, Respiratory disease
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Cote : 94-0643223
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 09/06/1995.