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Type Journal Article - Tropical medicine and health
Title Eco-social and behavioural determinants of diarrhoea in under-five children of Nepal: a framework analysis of the existing literature
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Volume 44
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL https://tropmedhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41182-016-0006-9
Abstract
Background
While diarrhoea is the second major killer among the under-five children in the world with an estimation of 760,000 deaths annually, it stands as a major killer in Nepal with an annual incidence of 500 per 1000 under-five children with diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is responsible for a wide range of morbidity and mortality among children in Nepal. The objective of this review work is to identify the eco-social and behavioural determinants of diarrhoea among the under-five children of Nepal.

Methods
A literature review was conducted using the Dahlgren and Whitehead model (1991) between June and October 2015. PubMed, Nepal Journals online and Google Scholar were used to search for literature published between 1989 and July 2015 using defined keywords.

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