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Title: Prevalence and factors associated with diarrhoeal diseases among children under the age of five years admitted in paediatric ward at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Eastern Uganda
Authors: Mwesigwa, Katerega Joshua
Keywords: Diarrhoea
Children
Jinja Regional Referral Hospital
Eastern Uganda
Issue Date: Oct-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with diarrhoeal disease among children under the age of five years admitted in paediatric ward at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital in Eastern Uganda. A hospital based cross-sectional study was carried out in Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, in eastern Uganda in the month of July 2018. A total of 276 children under the age of five years were recruited into the study. Data were collected by a pre-tested questionnaire. Data were collected through the questionnaires and analyzed using tables, charts and graphs. A total of two hundred seventy six children participated in the study, with a response rate of 276 (100%). From the 276 children who participated, 52 had diarrheal diseases thus giving a prevalence of 18.8%. The prevalence of diarrhea was significantly high among children aged 25-59 months with (84.7%), residence in rural area (88.5%), not having been vaccinated for Rota virus (100%), and having more than 2 siblings under the age of five years (92.3%) it was also significantly high when the parent/guardian was 16-24 years (53.8%), primary education level (96.2%), being a peasant farmer (98.1%) and having a net monthly income of between 10,000-50,000 Uganda shillings (84.6%). Open surrounding and burial disposal of the children’s fecal matter, not regularly cleaning the toilets/latrine facilities, open surrounding/garden disposal of household garbage and waste water, no soap use and no hand washing, not regularly cleaning the water storage containers were associated with higher risks for developing diarrhea.In this study, it was concluded that the prevalence of diarrhoea among under-five children was 18.8%. it was recommended that appropriate sanitation and personal hygiene promotion programs should be implemented to prevent diarrhea in children less than five years old in the study area which can be integrated with the existing ministry of health programs of public health.
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4318
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