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|Title: ||Acute Malnutrition and Under-5 Mortality, Northeastern Part of India.|
|Affiliation: ||Epicentre, Paris, France; Medecins Sans Frontieres, OCB, Belgium|
|Citation: ||Acute Malnutrition and Under-5 Mortality, Northeastern Part of India. 2010: J. Trop. Pediatr.|
|Journal: ||Journal of Tropical Pediatrics|
|Issue Date: ||23-Nov-2010 |
|PubMed ID: ||21098554|
|Additional Links: ||http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/11/22/tropej.fmq107.short?rss=1|
|Submitted date: ||2011-03-09|
|Abstract: ||We assessed the prevalence of childhood acute malnutrition and under-five mortality rate (U5MR) in Darbhanga district, India, using a two-stage 49-cluster household survey. A total of 1379 households comprising 8473 people were interviewed. During a 90-day recall period, U5MR was 0.5 [95% confidence interval (CI), 0.2-1.4] per 10 000 per day. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition among 1405 children aged 6-59 months was 15.4% (NCHS) and 19.4% (2006 WHO references). This survey suggests that in Darbhanga district, the population is in a borderline food crisis with few food resources. Appropriate strategies should be developed to improve the overall nutritional and health status of children.|
|MeSH: ||Child Malnutrition|
|Rights: ||Published by Oxford University Press
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|Appears in topics: ||Nutrition|
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