Table 6

Study Results – insecticide spraying to control flies.

Study

Outcome

Relative Risk (95% C I)


Chavasse, Shier et al 1999 [38]

Diarrhoea

RCT/Cross-over design

Mean rate (adjusted for 1 year)

0.77 (0.67, 0.89)c

Quality Score 5a

Emerson, Lindsay et al 1999 [64]

Trachoma (all ages)

CBA

New active trachoma

0.25 (0.09, 0.64)d

Quality Score 3b

Active trachoma

0.39 (0.20, 0.77)e

Diarrhoea

Children aged 3 – 60 months

Wet season

0.78 (0.64, 0.95)f

Dry season

0.74 (0.34, 1.59)g


aMaximum score for RCT 7; bMaximum Score for CBA 6; cP = 0.007; dP = < 0.003); eP = 0.007; fP = 0.01; gP = 0.60.

McDonald et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:153   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-153

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