PERSONAL HYGIENIC PRACTICES OF SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS – A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY IN CHENNAI

  • M.A Rani Department of community medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical college & Research institute,Chennai-116
  • BWC Sathiyasekaran Department of community medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical college & Research institute

Abstract

As per World Health Organization estimates, acute diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections are the leading causes of death among children1. Diarrhoeal diseases kill nearly 2 million children every year2. Repeated diarrhoeal episodes during childhood and adolescence can lower the fitness and productivity during adulthood3. The main source of diarrhoeal pathogens is the human faeces and for transmission of these faecal pathogens from one infected host to other contaminated hands plays an important role. Hygiene education and hand washing with soap are proved to be cost effective primary preventive measure for diarrhoeal diseases4.

Author Biographies

M.A Rani, Department of community medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical college & Research institute,Chennai-116
Associate professor Department of community medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical college & Research institute
BWC Sathiyasekaran, Department of community medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical college & Research institute
Professor Department of community medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical college & Research institute
Published
2013-08-21
How to Cite
RANI, M.A; SATHIYASEKARAN, BWC. PERSONAL HYGIENIC PRACTICES OF SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS – A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY IN CHENNAI. Indian Journal of Community Health, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 2, p. 197 - 199, aug. 2013. ISSN 2248-9509. Available at: <http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/413>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2017.
Section
Short Article

Keywords

personal hygiene,hand washing,adolescents