Socio-Demographic Determinants of Diarrhoeal Diseases among Under Five Years Old Children in Rwanda

  • Sylvestre Gasurira School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Rwamagana, Rwanda
  • Emmanuel Bikorimana School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Rwamagana, Rwanda
  • Charité Niyitegeka School of Public Health, University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Theogene Nyandwi School of Allied Health Science, University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kigali, Rwanda
Keywords: Socio-Demographic Determinants, Diarrhoeal Diseases, Under Five Years Old Children, Rwanda

Abstract

Background

Diarrhoeal disease is a worldwide public health issue and remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity in children under five years old. Low and middle income countries (LMIC) of Africa and part of Asia are more affected by diarrhoeal diseases.

Objectives

To measure the prevalence of Diarrhoeal Diseases and to assess Socio-demographic determinants among Under Five Years Old Children in Rwanda.

Methods

A cross-sectional design was used. Secondary data analysis was carried out on a sample of 7474 drawn from Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS). RDHS used multistage sampling technique.

Results

After running multiple logistic regression, Sociodemographic determinants associated with diarrhoeal included age of children, wealth index category, mother education, husband/partner education, types of place of residence (P-Value<0.05).

Conclusion

The results of the study showed that diarrhoeal remains an important health issue in Rwanda. Occurrence of diarrhoeal was statistically associated with child age, wealth index, education of parents, types of place of residence.

Rwanda J Med Health Sci 2020;3(3):328-341

Published
2020-12-30
Section
Articles

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