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An investigation of environmental factors impacting on diarrhoea in children under five years old in Akakikality sub city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Botha, A. D. H.
dc.contributor.author Zeyede Kassa Mandefro
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-16T07:15:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-16T07:15:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02
dc.date.submitted 2015-02-16
dc.identifier.citation Zeyede Kassa Mandefro (2014) An investigation of environmental factors impacting on diarrhoea in children under five years old in Akakikality sub city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18242> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18242
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the environmental factors that impact on childhood diarrhoea in children under five years old in Akakikality sub city Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence of diarrhoea and to determine the environmental factors that impact on diarrhoea in children under five years old. A survey was done and a non-experimental approach was used in this descriptive and analytical quantitative study using a cross sectional study design. The instrument was a self-designed questionnaire. The target population for this study was all mothers or caretakers of children under five years found in the described study context – the sample size was 299. In this study 12.7% of the children had diarrhoea during the survey. Proper utilization of toilets, hand washing and safe storage of water in the households using narrow mouthed water containers were significant predictors of diarrhoea in the children. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 93 leaves)
dc.subject Diarrhoea in children under five years old en
dc.subject Environmental factors impacting on diarrhoea. en
dc.subject.ddc 616.34270083
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental health -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.lcsh Diarrhea in children -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.lcsh Diarrhea, Infantile --Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.title An investigation of environmental factors impacting on diarrhoea in children under five years old in Akakikality sub city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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