Water supply, sanitation and housing in relation to the risk of infant mortality from diarrhoea.

  title={Water supply, sanitation and housing in relation to the risk of infant mortality from diarrhoea.},
  author={C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora and Peter G Smith and J Patrick Vaughan and L C Nobre and Caterina Lombardi and Ana Maria Ferreira Borges Teixeira and Sandra Costa Fuchs and Leila B Moreira and L P Gigante and Fernando C.F. Barros},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={17 3},
In a population-based case-control study in the metropolitan areas of Porto Alegre and Pelotas in southern Brazil children dying in infancy from diarrhoea were compared to neighbourhood controls in terms of several social and environmental variables. Factors found to be significantly associated with an increased risk of death from diarrhoea included the non-availability of piped water, the absence of a flush toilet, residence in a poorly built house and household overcrowding. When adjustment… CONTINUE READING

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