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Table 3 Estimates of the global burden due to diarrhea etiologies in children under five in 2010/2011 [6,10]

From: Deconstructing the differences: a comparison of GBD 2010 and CHERG’s approach to estimating the mortality burden of diarrhea, pneumonia, and their etiologies

  CHERG (2011) GBD 2010
Diarrhea etiology Deaths (×1,000) % U5 diarrhea mortality Deaths (×1,000) % U5 diarrhea mortality
Total 712* 100% 666* 100%
Cholera** 9 1.3% 42.5 6.4%
Other salmonella infections    29 4.4%
Shigellosis 28 3.9% 43.6 6.5%
Enteropathogenic E. coli infection 79 11.1% 72.8 10.9%
Enterotoxigenic E. coli infection 42 6.0% 38.7 5.8%
Campylobacter enteritis 22 3.2% 63.6 9.5%
Amoebiasis    9.2 1.4%
Cryptosporidiosis 14 2.0% 83 12.5%
Rotaviral enteritis 197 27.8% 173 26.0%
Other diarrheal diseases    109 16.4%
Calicivirus 71 9.9%   
Astrovirus 15 2.1%   
Adenovirus 22 3.1%   
All Salmonella 18 2.5%   
Giardia lamblia 16 2.3%   
Entamoeba histolytica 1 0.2%   
Unknown etiology 176 24.5%   
  1. *CHERG death estimates sum up to 710,000 and those of GBD2010 to 664,000 due to rounding adjustments of individual figures.
  2. **CHERG cholera estimate only represents Vibrio Cholera O1.