A cross sectional study was carried out between August-September 2013 in Fort Portal
referral hospital. The study aimed at establishing diarrhoea prevalence among children
aged 1-5 years in Fort Portal Referral hospital
The research population was mothers of child bearing age 15-49 years with at
least one or more children under five years.
The study reveal that fifty two children 52/148 (35.1%) were found to have had
diarrhea during the interviewing time. This is quite a reasonable percentage that
requires attention as it is well known that diarrhea can result into malnutrition , and
other complications like dehydration which easily lead to death.
The report shows 44(44%) of mothers attributed “False teeth” as being the cause of
diarrhoea. 32(32%) didn’t know the cause of diarrhea. This shows almost three
quarters of the interviewed mothers seem not to know the real cause of diarrhoea. This
may be attributed to the law level of education.
As far as treatment of water is concerned, 50(50%) don’t treat their water, 46(46%) boil
water. Most of the respondents 52(52%) say that diarrhea can’t be prevented and
16(16%) didn’t know whether diarrhoea is preventable or not.
The study reveals that methods of prevention of diarrhoea are: hand washing before
meals 16(36.4%), proper refusal disposal 08(18.1%) and Hand washing after using toilet 04(9.1%).
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