National and Sub-National Burden of Diarrheal Disease in Ethiopia, 1990 to 2019.
• Globally, diarrheal diseases are among the leading infectious causes of morbidity and mortality. Much progress has been made in the reduction of diarrhea burden particularly among children under the age of 5 years.
• The high burden among older adults is an increasing public health challenge that requires appropriate attention due to a growing number of elderly populations in the world.
• However, there hasn’t been a study to assess the national and sub-national burden of morbidity, mortality, trend and risk factors of diarrheal disease in Ethiopia to inform policy decission makers.
• Therefore, the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD 2019) study was used to quantify the burden in the country.