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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-7

Incidence of diarrhoea and some related environmental and behavioural factors in Jhuggis of Delhi.


Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

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P Lal
Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

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A total of 6285 persons residing in 1090 households in three Jhuggi clusters of Delhi were studied for incidence of diarrhoea by 2 weeks recall method and environmental and behavioural factors affecting it. Overall incidence of Diarrhoea was 29.1 per thousand persons, and was selectively predominant among under fives (60.2 per thousand). This low incidence of diarrhoea could be attributed to safe drinking water availability and common practice of handwashing by most of the people. But unsafe storage of drinking water at household level (70.5%) and peridomestic open air defaecation by children (22.9%) are potential threat for transmission of the disease.


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