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Abstracts: ISEE 22nd Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea, 28 August–1 September 2010: Water Pollution - Exposure to Metals, Emerging and Remerging Diseases

The Relationship Between Intestinal Infectious Diseases of the Population and the Drinking Water Pollution in 2004–2008 in Fangshan District of Beijing, China

Zhang, Qiong1; Huang, Shaoping1; Pan, Xiaochuan2

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doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000392612.56285.51
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PP-31-196

Background/Aims:

The prevalence of intestinal infectious diseases of the rural population in China has been relatively higher than the developed countries for many years. However, the reason for it has not been clear.

Objective:

To explore the epidemic features of the intestinal infectious diseases of the exposed population and the association with the drinking water pollution in the suburb of Beijing for 5 years.

Methods:

The data of the prevalence of intestinal infectious diseases and regular monitoring for drinking water quality were collected in 2004–2008 in Fangshan district. The descriptive analysis and Pearson correlation were conducted by SPSS statistical software for the spatial and temporal distribution of the diseases and drinking water quality in the different township.

Results:

The prevalences of the intestinal infection in the exposed population were 140.10/100,000 in 2004, 344.12 in 2005, and 346.05 in 2006, respectively; however, it decreased to 266.28/100,000 in 2007 and 265.73/100,000 in 2008 than that in 2006, respectively. The distribution of the drinking water quality was associated with the prevalence of intestinal infectious disease in the different township in Fangshan district.

Conclusion:

The prevalence of the intestinal infectious diseases may be associated with the drinking water quality of the exposed population in rural area of Beijing.

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