The magnitude of the global problem of diarrhoeal disease: a ten-year update.

@article{Bern1992TheMO,
  title={The magnitude of the global problem of diarrhoeal disease: a ten-year update.},
  author={Caryn Bern and J. L{\'o}pez Mart{\'i}nes and Isabelle F de Zoysa and Roger I. Glass},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={705-14}
}
In order to update global estimates of diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality in developing countries, we carried out a review of articles published from 1980 to the present and calculated median estimates for the incidence of diarrhoea and diarrhoeal mortality among under-5-year-olds. The incidence of diarrhoea obtained (2.6 episodes per child per year) was virtually the same as that estimated by Snyder & Merson in 1982, while the global mortality estimate was lower (3.3 million deaths per year… CONTINUE READING
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