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Sociodemographic and environmental factors associated with diarrhoeal illness in children under 5 years in Uganda, 2016: a cross-sectional study
Authors: Nathan Ssekandi, Nonhlanhla Tlotleng & Nisha Naicker
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases , 23
Topic(s): Child health
Children under five
Country: Africa
Published: JUL 2023
Abstract: Background: Uganda is among the 10 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region that have the highest prevalence of diarrhoeal disease. Evidence suggests that the severity of childhood diarrhoeal disease is escalated through various sociodemographic and environmental factors. Objectives: To assess prevalence of diarrheal illness in children below the age of 5 years in Uganda in 2016 and associated factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was employed that analyzed secondary data from the 2016 Uganda Demography and Health Surveys. Children with and without diarrhea were compared. A logistic regression was used to determine sociodemographic and environmental factors associated with diarrheal illness in children with statistical significance at p?