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Prevalence of acute respiratory infection in children less than 2 years in rural and urban population in and around Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Divya Krishnan, Abirami Omprakash, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Thangavel G, Sankar S, Kalpana Balakrishnan.


Background: Acute respiratory infection (ARI) is the chief cause of mortality and morbidity among under-fives in Indian children and more common in below 2 years of age. Globally, the mortality percentage for ARI is higher in less developed countries like India than in developed countries.

Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of ARI in children

Key words: Acute Respiratory Infection; Children Under 2 Years; Prevalence; Risk Factors

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