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Risk factors for acute respiratory infections in children under five years attending the Bamenda Regional Hospital in Cameroon

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine, January 2018
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Title
Risk factors for acute respiratory infections in children under five years attending the Bamenda Regional Hospital in Cameroon
Published in
BMC Pulmonary Medicine, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12890-018-0579-7
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Alexis A. Tazinya, Gregory E. Halle-Ekane, Lawrence T. Mbuagbaw, Martin Abanda, Julius Atashili, Marie Therese Obama

Abstract

Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in under-five children worldwide. About 6.6 million children less than 5 years of age die every year in the world; 95% of them in low-income countries and one third of the total deaths is due to ARI. This study aimed at determining the proportion of acute respiratory infections and the associated risk factors in children under 5 years visiting the Bamenda Regional Hospital in Cameroon. A cross-sectional analytic study involving 512 children under 5 years was carried out from December 2014 to February 2015. Participants were enrolled by a consecutive convenient sampling method. A structured questionnaire was used to collect clinical, socio-demographic and environmental data. Diagnosis of ARI was based on the revised WHO guidelines for diagnosing and management of childhood pneumonia. The data was analyzed using the statistical software EpiInfo™ version 7. The proportion of ARIs was 54.7% (280/512), while that of pneumonia was 22.3% (112/512). Risk factors associated with ARI were: HIV infection ORadj 2.76[1.05-7.25], poor maternal education (None or primary only) ORadj 2.80 [1.85-4.35], exposure to wood smoke ORadj 1.85 [1.22-2.78], passive smoking ORadj 3.58 [1.45-8.84] and contact with someone who has cough ORadj 3.37 [2.21-5.14]. Age, gender, immunization status, breastfeeding, nutritional status, fathers' education, parents' age, school attendance and overcrowding were not significantly associated with ARI. The proportion of ARI is high and is associated with HIV infection, poor maternal education, exposure to wood smoke, passive cigarette smoking, and contact with persons having a cough. Control programs should focus on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ARIs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 348 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 59 17%
Student > Master 47 14%
Student > Postgraduate 26 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 6%
Lecturer 20 6%
Other 47 14%
Unknown 128 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 77 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 74 21%
Social Sciences 11 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 2%
Computer Science 7 2%
Other 35 10%
Unknown 137 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 February 2018.
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#7,958,415
of 14,669,711 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pulmonary Medicine
#454
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#154,764
of 357,655 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pulmonary Medicine
#1
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