Table 41.7Assumed Reductions in Diarrhea Attributable to Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion

InterventionReduction in diarrhea (percent)Corresponding relative risk
Water supply
 Public source171.20
 Additional, for house connection632.70
Excreta disposal361.56
Hygiene promotion481.92

Source: Authors.

From: Chapter 41, Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion

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Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006.
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