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Knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to diarrhoea in a rural community in Burma.
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PMID:  2943026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was conducted in a rural community in Burma, to determine how people perceive the importance of food, water and defecation in the causation of diarrhoea and to determine whether people wash hands or use soap after defecation or before preparing and eating food. 90% of mothers with under-five children in the community were interviewed. 53 to 86% of people were aware of the importance of food, water and defecation in the causation of diarrhoea. Although 34 to 88% practised hand washing before eating/food handling or after defecation, only 5 to 12% regularly used soap. Furthermore, drinking water for under-five children was obtained by dipping the drinking mug or cup into the drinking water pot (83%) which could result in contamination of drinking water.
A M Han; T M Myint
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  THAILAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diarrhea / prevention & control*
Food Contamination
Rural Health
Water Supply
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