A study to assess the prevalence of respiratory tract infections among under-five children in Chemudugunta Village at Nellore, A.P
Kanaka Lakshmi R, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam
Background: Respiratory infections account for the majority of acute illness in children. Infections are influenced by the age of the child, the season, living conditions, and preexisting medical problem. Infections often spread from one structure to another because of the contiguous nature of the mucous membrane lining the entire tract.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the high risk of diabetic foot among diabetic patients.
Objectives: 1. To assess the prevalence respiratory tract infections among under five children. 2. To identify the risk factors of respiratory tract infections among under five children. 3. To find out association between the prevalence respiratory infections and the selected demographic variables.
Methodology: 100 under five children from rural area, Chemudugunta at Nellore were selected by using convenient sampling method.
Results: Regarding the among 100 samples 50%(50) have no respiratory tract infection, 1%(1) have mild respiratory tract infection, 15%(15) have moderate respiratory tract infection and 34%(34) have severe respiratory tract infection.
Kanaka Lakshmi R, Latha P, Dr. Indira Arumugam. A study to assess the prevalence of respiratory tract infections among under-five children in Chemudugunta Village at Nellore, A.P. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2019;2(1):73-75.