Assessement Of Diarrhoeal Disease Attributable To Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Among Under Five In Kasarani, Nairobi County

ABSTRACT

Cause of diarrhea is known to have many risk factors. They include unsafe water, lack of water leading to low personal and domestic hygiene, poor water infrastructural and management systems. Contamination of drinking water is known to be a problem in many developing countries. This is even of more concern in high residential low income areas. Nairobi City is not an exception hence this study was conducted in Kasarani to assess diarrhea disease attributed to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) among under-fives. The study aimed at determining the quality of water the households were consuming. The main objective of this study was to establish the association between diarrhea among the under-five and water, sanitation and hygiene. To achieve this goal, the study area was categorized in four study environs namely low density high income (LDHI), medium density middle income (MDMI), high density low income (HDLI and informal settlement low income (ISLI). The study adopted a crosssectional study design. The study used both structured questionnaire and hygiene observational checklist as data collection instruments. To ascertain disease trends among the under fives, the study reviewed disease records from licensed health facilities. Derived values of tables, percentages, graphs and ratios were adopted for data presentation. To determine association and significant differences between variables, data were subjected to inferential statistics and Chi-square tests respectively. For comparisons of quantitative variables, ANOVA test was used. The findings of this study indicated that Nairobi water and sewerage company ( NWSCO) was the main source of water supply in the study environs (100%). Under five children from household consuming less than 60.75litres a day and who were predominantly from (ISLI) were at a higher risk of diarrhoea compared to those who consumed more than 60.75 litres a day (p

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APA

KIMANI, H (2021). Assessement Of Diarrhoeal Disease Attributable To Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Among Under Five In Kasarani, Nairobi County. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessement-of-diarrhoeal-disease-attributable-to-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-among-under-five-in-kasarani-nairobi-county

MLA 8th

KIMANI, HUMPHREY "Assessement Of Diarrhoeal Disease Attributable To Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Among Under Five In Kasarani, Nairobi County" Afribary. Afribary, 29 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessement-of-diarrhoeal-disease-attributable-to-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-among-under-five-in-kasarani-nairobi-county. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

KIMANI, HUMPHREY . "Assessement Of Diarrhoeal Disease Attributable To Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Among Under Five In Kasarani, Nairobi County". Afribary, Afribary, 29 May. 2021. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessement-of-diarrhoeal-disease-attributable-to-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-among-under-five-in-kasarani-nairobi-county >.

Chicago

KIMANI, HUMPHREY . "Assessement Of Diarrhoeal Disease Attributable To Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Among Under Five In Kasarani, Nairobi County" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessement-of-diarrhoeal-disease-attributable-to-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-among-under-five-in-kasarani-nairobi-county