PREVALENCE OF DIARRHOEA AND USE OF ORAL REHYDRATION SALT IN CHILDREN OF RURAL AND URBAN AREAS OF PESHAWAR

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Riaz Gul
Muhammad Tariq
Ahmad Zeb
Muhammad Safeer

Abstract

Objective

 

: To find out the prevalence of diarrhoea and use of oral rehydration salt (ORS) for the

Methodology:

 

Two areas from Peshawar districts, one rural (Palosi) and one urban (academy- town) were

selected. Hundred parents from each area were interviewed based on a specially designed questionnaire.

The data regarding prevalence of diarrhoea and type and mode of delivery of ORS was collected in

addition to educational and socioeconomic background.

Results

 

: Prevalence of diarrhoea was found to be more in rural area (27%) as compared to urban area

(16%). Use of ORS was more in urban area (99%) as compared to rural area (40%). Similarly awareness

regarding use of ORS was found to be more in urban area (93%) than rural are (32%).

Conclusion:

 

Diarrhoea was more common in the rural area while the use of ORS and the awareness

regarding use of ORS was more in the urban area.

management of diarrhoea in rural and urban areas of Peshawar.

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Gul R, Tariq M, Zeb A, Safeer M. PREVALENCE OF DIARRHOEA AND USE OF ORAL REHYDRATION SALT IN CHILDREN OF RURAL AND URBAN AREAS OF PESHAWAR. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 21 [cited 2024 May 28];25(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1126
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