2020
DOI: 10.11606/s1518-8787.2020054002054
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Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To analyze factors associated with diarrheal disease in the rural Caribbean region of Colombia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study conducted in the rural area of the Cesar Department, Colombia, between November 2017 and June 2018. Self-reported cases of diarrheal disease were surveyed, and water samples from 42 households were collected and analyzed. Descriptive statistics were employed in the analysis of socioeconomic status, environmental and sanitary conditions, and we evaluated their association wi… Show more

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“…Research conducted in several regions of Indonesia showed that there was a relationship between the availability of healthy latrines and diarrhea for children under five years old (14,23,27). Improper faeces management and unhealthy latrines will increase the risk of diarrhea (27)(28)(29). This is because many infectious diseases are transmitted by fecal-oral transmission and through various media (such as water and soil), direct contact with surface of contaminated objects, or through vector (such as flies) when disposing of feces anywhere (30).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Research conducted in several regions of Indonesia showed that there was a relationship between the availability of healthy latrines and diarrhea for children under five years old (14,23,27). Improper faeces management and unhealthy latrines will increase the risk of diarrhea (27)(28)(29). This is because many infectious diseases are transmitted by fecal-oral transmission and through various media (such as water and soil), direct contact with surface of contaminated objects, or through vector (such as flies) when disposing of feces anywhere (30).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Diarrhea is also one of the environmental diseases and is predominantly caused by poor clean water facilities, disposal of feces and waste. Lack of clean water coverage is one of the factors in the incidence of diarrhea disease and needs to be considered because water is a necessity for bathing, washing, latrines, and consumption which must be protected and have to meet the water contaminated requirements [1][2][3][4].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%