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International Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2023)

A comparative assessment of the risk factors for pediatric patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia: A case control study

Author(s):

Disha S Kumar, Jyoti Gupta, Kavya S, Kartheeka MG, Raksha Revanna and Ashmita J

Abstract:

Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the risk factors associated with Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in patients admitted to the Pediatric department at a tertiary care hospital.

Methods: This was a questionnaire-based case-control study conducted in Department of Paediatrics and 200 patients were included in the study. 100 were cases and 100 were controls respectively.

Results: In the present study, 70% of males were infected with CAP in contrast to 30% of females. The majority of the cases (65%) belonged to the urban locality. Lower socioeconomic status, lower maternal and paternal education, overcrowding and indoor air pollution were associated with CAP.

Conclusion: Concentrated efforts are needed to strengthen the health facilities and immunization coverage in the population. Public awareness should also be increased to improve the better utilization of available resources.

Pages: 34-36  |  267 Views  61 Downloads


International Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology
How to cite this article:
Disha S Kumar, Jyoti Gupta, Kavya S, Kartheeka MG, Raksha Revanna and Ashmita J. A comparative assessment of the risk factors for pediatric patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia: A case control study. Int. J. Pediatr. Neonatology 2023;5(1):34-36. DOI: 10.33545/26648350.2023.v5.i1a.35
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