Cases of Infantile Diarrhea and Gastroenteritis

Camila Carvalho do Vale *

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem, Universidade do Estado do Pará e Universidade Federal do Amazonas (PPGENF/UEPA-UFAM). Belém, Pará, Brasil.

Fernanda Lizie Araujo Ferreira

Universidade da Amazônia, Unama. Pará, Brasil.

Jakeline da Silva Rodrigues

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem, Centro Universitário da Amazônia (PPGENF/UNIESAMAZ). Belém, Pará, Brasil.

Maylane Cristina Barros Sousa

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem, Centro Universitário da Amazônia (PPGENF/UNIESAMAZ). Belém, Pará, Brasil.

Bruna Rafaela da Silva Sousa

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Neurociência e Biologia Celular, Universidade Federal do Pará (PPGNBC/UFPA). Belém, Pará, Brasil.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Objective: To Analyse cases of diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children in the municipality of Ananindeua from 2018 to 2022.

Methods: Quantitative, cross-sectional descriptive epidemiological rearch on a secundary basis. The data are from notified cases of diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children age 0 to 9 yers. Tables and graphs were used to analyze the data.

Results:  Between 2018 and 2022, the municipality under study recorded 116 reported cases of diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children. Over these years, the age group most affected was 1 to 4 years old, accounting for 58.69% of all cases. In addition, there is a slightly higher prevalence of cases in females compared to males. With regard to the race of the children, the majority of notifications refer to brown children.

Conclusions: This study allowed a detaild analysis of cases of diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children, revealing valuable information about the sociodemographic characteristics of the région studied, as well as the influence of these determinants on the health/disease of these children.

Keywords: Gastroenteritis, diarrhea, health, gastrointestinal infection

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Vale, C. C. do, Ferreira, F. L. A., Rodrigues, J. da S., Sousa, M. C. B., & Sousa, B. R. da S. (2024). Cases of Infantile Diarrhea and Gastroenteritis. Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health, 7(1), 80–86. Retrieved from


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