Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 1990  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6--10

A study on some diarrhoea related practices in urban Mirzapur.


CP Mishra, S Kumar, IC Tiwari, DN Prasad 
 Dept. of PSM, Institute of Medical Science, Varanasi

Correspondence Address:
C P Mishra
Dept. of PSM, Institute of Medical Science, Varanasi

In an operational research on the improvement of sanitation and water supply by an Indo-Dutch project at Mirzapur, UP, diarrhoeal morbidity was taken as an intermediate outcome variable for measuring the impact of the proposed intervention. In this study 350-410 under-five children were selected from 200 urban families of 3 slums and surveyed during 3 different seasons for 2 weekly recall of morbidity, treatment and feeding practices during diarrhoea. The prevalence of diarrhoea varied between 8.7% to 33%. Breast feeding was not restricted while other forms of feeding was continued in 57.1% to 66.3% of cases. Use of ORT increased significantly from 0% to 39.62% possibly as a result of health education. Reorientation of private practitioners to avoid use of unnecessary drug is suggested.


How to cite this article:
Mishra C P, Kumar S, Tiwari I C, Prasad D N. A study on some diarrhoea related practices in urban Mirzapur. Indian J Public Health 1990;34:6-10


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Mishra C P, Kumar S, Tiwari I C, Prasad D N. A study on some diarrhoea related practices in urban Mirzapur. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1990 [cited 2019 Oct 15 ];34:6-10
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