Prevalence and Its Associated Factors to Diarrhea Among Under Five Children in Ethiopia

Yenew Alemu Mihret
2020 Mathematics Letters  
Diarrhea is defined as having three or more loose, or liquid stools per day. Ethiopia is one of the developing sub-Saharan African countries sharing the high burden of diarrhea mortality. The risk of a child dying before becoming the age of under-five children was highest in Ethiopia as well as in the world. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with diarrhea among children of age of under-five in Ethiopia. This study used data from the 2016 Ethiopia
more » ... and health survey. The prevalence of diarrhea among under-five children was 825 children out of 5,335 in Ethiopia. Based on the chi-square test; region, currently pregnant mothers, child lives with whom and source of drinking water were significantly associated with the prevalence of diarrhea among the ages of under-five children. Binary logistic regression was applied and analyzed using Stata version 14. Region, child living with whom and source of water are the significant factor of the prevalence of diarrhea under five children. A child taking protected water, and a child living with his or her family is highly appreciated for reducing the prevalence of diarrhea among the ages of under-five children. In addition, planning for better access to health facilities for each region.
doi:10.11648/ fatcat:qi5oaaoyqzf6nn57v23mumjcqi