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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-5

Risk factors of acute respiratory infections in underfives of urban slum community.

R G Kar Medical College, Calcutta

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A Biswas
R G Kar Medical College, Calcutta

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To ascertain the risk factors of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) in children, a prospective study was conducted for a period of one year among 112 underfives in urban slum community of Calcutta. Incidence of ARI was found significantly higher in undernourished children of poor socio-economic class. Parental smoking habit and solid fuel use for cooking were recognised as important risk factors of ARI.

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