A Study on Prevalence of Diarrhoeal Diseases among under five Children in Kanchipuram Town


  • Pandiyan Krishnan Rajendirakumar
  • Mahendran Chandran
  • Gundola Harigopal Midhun Kumar
  • Shanmugapriyan Sivaraman
  • Kokila Selvaraj




Diarrhoel disease, Children, Immunization.


Aim and Background: In the present study was to investigate that the study on prevalence of Diarrhoel disease among under five children in Kanchipuram town. Diarrhoeal diseases are a major cause of hospitalizations and child deaths globally. Together they account for approximately one in six deaths among children younger than five years. In India more than 2.3 million annual deaths among children, about 334 000 are attributable to diarrhoeal diseases. Materials and Methods: This is a cross sectional study was conducted to know the prevalence of diarrhoeal diseases among under the age of five Years children in Kanchipuram town. This study was carried out in 10 wards of kanchipuram town. In the present study mullti stage sampling system were used. Results: The total sample studied was 1138 under five children. In which 601 (52.8%) were male children and 537 (47.2%) were female children. It was observed in the study that diarrhoea in children is higher in joint family (33.0%) when compared the nuclear family (22.2%). The association was found to be statistically significant. Conclusion: In the present study we conclude that diarrhoeal diseases have been on an increase in families with young mothers, overcrowding and poor immunization. Hence it is advisable exclusive breast feeding for minimum of 6 months.







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A Study on Prevalence of Diarrhoeal Diseases among under five Children in Kanchipuram Town. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 13(3), 642-647. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.03.094