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Table 3 Total Diarrhea episodes among children under 5 years of age living in low- and middle-income countries for 1990 and 2010

From: Diarrhea incidence in low- and middle-income countries in 1990 and 2010: a systematic review

  1990 2010
WHO Region (number of low-/middle income countries included in analysis) Episodes/child year Population of children under 5 years Total Episodes/child year Population of children under 5 years Total
Africa (45) 4.2 92,112,710 386,873,382 3.3 135,986,600 448,755,780
Americas (29) 4.5 55,097,140 247,937,130 4.0 55,069,550 220,278,200
Eastern Mediterranean (15) 3.5 60,682,760 212,389,660 3.0 66,458,970 199,376,910
Europe (23) 4.4 37,236,710 163,841,524 4.0 27,836,060 111,344,240
South East Asian (11) 3.0 175,764,800 527,294,400 2.4 182,015,100 436,836,240
Western Pacific (16) 2.5 143,774,300 359,435,750 2.3 110,854,400 254,965,120
Total Diarrhea Episodes 1,897,771,846    1,671,556,490