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Maternal Hygiene Practice And Its Association With Acute Diarrheal Disease Among Under Five Children A Case Control Study In Babile District East Hararghe Zone Oromia Region East Ethiopia


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Keywords : Acute diarrhea; under five children; sanitary disposal; hand washing; hygiene; Babile district.;

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Background Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of mortality in developing countries especially among children under the age of five years. Despite efforts to curb acute diarrheal disease there exists knowledge gap in identifying maternal hygiene practice associated with diarrheal disease among under five years old children in Babile district. Objectives The objective of the study was to assess maternal hygiene practice 26 its association with acute diarrheal disease among under five children in Babile district East Hararghe Zone Oromia Region East Ethiopia. Methods The study design was community based unmatched case control and data collection was conducted from May 10-30 2016. Multi-stage sampling then simple random sampling was employed to select four kebeles. Data entry cleaning and analysis was done using SPSS software. Result A total of 219 sample 73 cases and 146 controls were interviewed in this study making 100 response rate. Occurrence of under five children diarrhea was significantly associated with unsanitary disposal of children feces AOR4.34295 CI1.021-18.459 mothers fail to wash hands with soap always in critical times AOR6.721 95 CI1.053-42.875 and recent episode of diarrhea in mothers AOR16.75495 CI 5.526-50.791..Conclusion Child feces management proper hand washing in critical time and recent episode of maternal diarrhea were found to be predictors of under five diarrheal disease.

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