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A STUDY OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE AMONG MOTHERS TOWARDS ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION IN URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITIES OF BURDWAN DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL, INDIA.

, and . Reviews of Progress (June 2013)

Abstract

Background:Acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in under five children in all over the world. World Health Organization in 1990, estimated that ARI constituted the most common causes of death in under five children, being responsible for 4.3 million of 12.9 million death worldwide 1. In developing countries 30% of mortality in under fives is due to ARI. ARI is in fact the major cause of preventable death among under five children in developing world 2. In this scenario study of knowledge, attitude and practice of mother, especially in this part of the world, where there is no data, is important. Objective: To study and assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding the ARI among mothers in both urban and rural communities of Burdwan district, West Bengal, India

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