Burden of acute gastroenteritis among children younger than 5 years of age – a survey among parents in the United Arab Emirates

@inproceedings{Howidi2012BurdenOA,
  title={Burden of acute gastroenteritis among children younger than 5 years of age – a survey among parents in the United Arab Emirates},
  author={Mohammad Howidi and Nawal A Al Kaabi and Antoine C El Khoury and Agnes Brandtm{\"u}ller and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Nagy and Etienne Richer and Wissam Haddadin and Mohamad Saleh Miqdady},
  booktitle={BMC pediatrics},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Despite its high incidence among children under the age of five, little is known about the burden of pediatric gastroenteritis outside the medical setting. The objective of this study was to describe the burden of acute gastroenteritis among children residing in the United Arab Emirates, including those not receiving medical care. METHODS A quantitative cross-sectional survey of 500 parents of children under 5 years of age who had suffered from acute gastroenteritis the preceding… CONTINUE READING

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