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NNJ. 2014; 3(1): 10-13

The prevalence of respiratory tract infections among under five children in Manubolu at Nellore.

Radhika Anantha Krishna..


Respiratory infection account for the majority of acute illnesses in children.The causes and course of theseinfections are influenced by the age of the child, season,
living conditions and pre-existing medical problems.
This study aids in the assessing the prevalence of respiratory tract infections among under five children at Manubolu at Nellore.
Quantitative approach and non-experimental descriptive research design was selected for the study conducted at a rural area in Manubolu Village at Nellore.The study sample of 100 under-five children was selected by simple random sampling techniques.
The study states that among 100 under five children have, 29%(29) children had mild respiratory tract infection, 22%(22) had moderate respiratory tract infection & 12% (12) children had severe respiratory tract infection.

Key words: Respiratory tract infection, under-five Children

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