Badiger S

Department of Community Medicine, AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangaluru, India


  • Research   
    Spatial and Space time Clustering of Diarrhoeal Cases among Under-Five Children in Karkala, Karnataka: A Geo-Spatial Analysis
    Author(s): Dmello MK, Badiger S*, Kumar S, Kumar N and Dsouza N

    Globally, India tops by contributing the maximum number of diarrhoeal fatality and accounts for 13% of all deaths/year in children under-five years. Forecasting the path and spread of diarrhoeal disease is critical due to its multi-factorial cause, which needs robust spatial analysis and experiential investigations of communicable disease. Objectives: A retrospective longitudinal study was conducted in Karkala taluk of the Udupi district of Karnataka state, India, to investigate purely spatial, purely temporal, and space-time clusters of diarrhoea among under-five children using a geographic information system (GIS). Methods: The data on diarrhoea among under-five children was collected for three years, i.e. from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2018, at the district health office. A total of forty-nine village data were obtained and about 3894 under-five childhood diarrhoea were reported .. Read More»

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