Influence of the Immediate Environment and Demographic Factors on the Comorbidity and Gravity of Diarrhea and Fever in Children in Areas of the Ouagadougou – Health and Demographic Surveillance System – Burkina Faso

Franklin Bouba Djourdebbé, Université de Montréal
Stéphanie Dos Santos, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and Institut Superieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP)

In African cities, children can combine several diseases that could cause death. Because a lack of appropriate data the relationship between environmental, demographic factors and comorbidity is not well documented. This study seeks to examine the influence of the immediate environment and demographic factors in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) on the comorbidity and gravity of diarrhea and fever, two major health problems in children Africa. We use data from the Ouagadougou-Health and Demographic Surveillance System-Burkina Faso. The study uses an explanatory approach based on ordered logit models. Results show that the unhealthiness of the household, the nature of the ground outside, the presence of small ruminants (goats and sheeps), the marital status of the mother and the child's age are important factors of comorbidity and gravity of diarrhea and fever child.

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Presented in Poster Session 9: Children and Youth; Data and Methods