publication . Article . 2010

State of the quality of drinking water in households in children under five years in Peru, 2007-2010

Marianella Miranda; Adolfo Aramburú; Jorge Junco; Miguel Campos;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 23 Dec 2010
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Salud
Abstract
Objective. To evaluate the proportion of children under five with access to quality water and its behavior according to geographical location, water supply and poverty status. Material and methods. Continuous survey (repeated cross), with multistage random sampling, being the universe children under five years living in Peru. We evaluated the presence of free chlorine in drinking water samples in the dwellings of 3570 children (Metropolitan Lima 666, Rest of Coast 755, Urban Sierra 703, Rural Sierra 667, and Jungle 779). We evaluated the presence of total coliforms and E. coli in water samples of 2310 households (445 Metropolitan Lima, Rest of Coast 510, Urban S...
Subjects
free text keywords: Water microbiology; Water quality; Water supply; Nutrition surveys; Poverty; Peru, Microbiología del agua; Calidad del agua; Abastecimiento de agua; Encuestas nutricionales; Pobreza; Perú
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