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The incidence of diarrheal disease in a defined population of rural Egypt.

Authors
  • el Alamy, M A
  • Thacker, S B
  • Arafat, R R
  • Wright, C E
  • Zaki, A M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1986
Volume
35
Issue
5
Pages
1006–1012
Identifiers
PMID: 3766849
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A prospective study of diarrheal illness was conducted for 2 years in 309 families who were part of an epidemiologic research center population in rural Egypt. The rates of illness peaked in the first year of life with between 5 and 6 episodes per person year at risk. Although no seasonal variation in reported diarrhea was demonstrated for the total population, age-specific differences in seasonal occurrence were noted. The incidence did not consistently vary by village size, nor did rates vary by sex.

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