Behavioural, environmental, socioeconomic and demographic determinants of diarrhoea morbidity among children under 5 years in migori county, kenya.

ABSTRACT

Globally, there are 2.5 billion cases of diarrhoea among under fives every year. In 2015, diarrhoea caused 9% of deaths among under fives worldwide. In Africa, there are 696 million cases of diarrhoea among under fives every year. About 46%deaths among under fives in Africa are attributed to diarrhoea. In Kenya, diarrhoea accounted for 20% of deaths among under fives in 2011 causing 38,802 deaths. In Migori County, diarrhoea is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, yet the interaction with predisposing factors is still high. This study focused on assessing the behavioural, environmental, socioeconomic and demographic determinants of diarrhoea morbidity among children under 5 years in Migori County, Kenya. xiv A cross-sectional study design was used. A total of 216 under fives were sampled using multistage sampling technique. A questionnaire was used as the research instrument for data collection. SPSS was used for data analysis. Descriptive statistics, Chi-square test of independence and Fisher’s exact tests were computed. According to study findings, 18% of under-fives in Migori County had diarrhoea two weeks before the study. Socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with diarrhoea among under fives was the number of rooms in a household ( = 0.002). Behavioural factors included hand washing with soap (

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APA

OMONDI, O (2021). Behavioural, environmental, socioeconomic and demographic determinants of diarrhoea morbidity among children under 5 years in migori county, kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/behavioural-environmental-socioeconomic-and-demographic-determinants-of-diarrhoea-morbidity-among-children-under-5-years-in-migori-county-kenya

MLA 8th

OMONDI, ODERO "Behavioural, environmental, socioeconomic and demographic determinants of diarrhoea morbidity among children under 5 years in migori county, kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 28 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/behavioural-environmental-socioeconomic-and-demographic-determinants-of-diarrhoea-morbidity-among-children-under-5-years-in-migori-county-kenya. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

MLA7

OMONDI, ODERO . "Behavioural, environmental, socioeconomic and demographic determinants of diarrhoea morbidity among children under 5 years in migori county, kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 28 May. 2021. Web. 21 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/behavioural-environmental-socioeconomic-and-demographic-determinants-of-diarrhoea-morbidity-among-children-under-5-years-in-migori-county-kenya >.

Chicago

OMONDI, ODERO . "Behavioural, environmental, socioeconomic and demographic determinants of diarrhoea morbidity among children under 5 years in migori county, kenya." Afribary (2021). Accessed May 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/behavioural-environmental-socioeconomic-and-demographic-determinants-of-diarrhoea-morbidity-among-children-under-5-years-in-migori-county-kenya