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BRIEF RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 344-347

Sociodemographic and environmental factors influencing acute respiratory infections among under-five children of chars (riverine islands) of Tinsukia District, Assam: A community-based cross-sectional study


1 Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, AMCH, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
2 Professor, Department of Community Medicine, AMCH, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, AMCH, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
4 Junior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, AMCH, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

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Ishan Phukan
Near Dibru College, P.O. Boiragimoth, Dibrugarh - 786 003, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijph.ijph_1691_21

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Acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in under-five children worldwide. Assam has around 2500 river islands (locally called Chars/Chaporis) in the Brahmaputra River with socioeconomically deprived inhabitants lacking access to basic health-care facilities. A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out among 380 under-five children living in the Char areas of Tinsukia District to estimate the prevalence of ARI and determine the associated risk factors. The prevalence of ARI among under-five children was found to be 56.32%. Prevalence was significantly higher among children living in Dibru-Saikhowa island, with families having >2 children, belonging to socioeconomic class 5 (modified BG Prasad scale), having a positive history of smoking or ARI in family members, having homes with attached kitchens or using wood for cooking, inadequate ventilation or overcrowding and residences of katcha ghars.


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