Gary Schoolnik

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  • Risk factors for acute childhood diarrhea in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico: a strategy for intervention. Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization Riley, L. W., Castro Muñoz, E., Zárate, R. J., SIBLEY, B., Keller, J., Zárate, L. G., Millán Velasco, F., SCHOOLNIK, G. K. 1990; 24 (2): 210-216


    A case-control study was conducted in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, to identify factors associated with acute diarrhea in children less than six years old. The study found that the diarrhea attack rate among the children surveyed during three weeks in the month of August (the peak diarrhea season) was approximately 30%, and that children whose mothers had diarrhea were especially likely to contract the illness themselves. The methods employed could prove relevant to studies in other areas, and the results obtained could provide the basis for more detailed study of the area involved--and for preventive action.

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