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Titolo:
IMPACT OF CHLORINATION OF WATER IN DOMESTIC STORAGE TANKS ON CHILDHOOD DIARRHEA - A COMMUNITY TRIAL IN THE RURAL-AREAS OF SAUDI-ARABIA
Autore:
MAHFOUZ AAR; ABDELMONEIM M; ALERIAN RAG; ALAMARI OM;
Indirizzi:
KING SAUD UNIV,COLL MED,DEPT COMMUNITY & FAMILY MED,ABHA POB 641 ABHASAUDI ARABIA ASIR DIRECTORATE WATER & SEWAGER MUNICIPAL,CENT WATER LABS ASIR SAUDIARABIA ASIR GEN DIRECTORATE HLTH AFFAIRS ASIR SAUDI ARABIA KING SAUD UNIV,ABHA COLL MED,DEPT CLIN PARASITOL RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA
Titolo Testata:
Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
fascicolo: 2, volume: 98, anno: 1995,
pagine: 126 - 130
SICI:
0022-5304(1995)98:2<126:IOCOWI>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PARASITIC INFECTIONS; INTESTINAL PARASITES; SANITATION; ABHA; RISK;
Keywords:
WATER CHLORINATION; DIARRHEA; COMMUNITY TRIAL; SAUDI ARABIA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
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Citazione:
A.A.R. Mahfouz et al., "IMPACT OF CHLORINATION OF WATER IN DOMESTIC STORAGE TANKS ON CHILDHOOD DIARRHEA - A COMMUNITY TRIAL IN THE RURAL-AREAS OF SAUDI-ARABIA", Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 98(2), 1995, pp. 126-130

Abstract

During the period September 1991 to February 1992 standard chlorination packages of calcium hypochloride were provided for the first time to 171 families residing in the catchment area of the Sabt-Bany Bishr Primary Health Care Centre in the rural areas of the Asir region, south-western Saudi Arabia. The villagers added the packages to their home storage water tanks each time they added water from the 220 nearby wells. Analysis of the water samples taken from these wells showed that all of them were bacteriologically unfit for human use. By the end of the study period there were no bacteriologically unfit water samples taken from the tanks of the participating families. Children under 5 years of age whose families were not using chlorinated water had twice the risk of diarrhoea compared to children from the participating families (odds ratio=1.98, P=0.047). The use of chlorinated water was associated with a 48% reduction in diarrhoea. These results indicate that the chlorination of water can be successfully carried out locally in rural areas to improve the health of the population.

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