Acute Malnutrition and Under-5 Mortality, Northeastern Part of India.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/188270
Title:
Acute Malnutrition and Under-5 Mortality, Northeastern Part of India.
Authors:
Espié, E; Roure Pujol, C; Masferrer, M; Saint-Sauveur, J-F; Palma Urrutia, P P; Grais, R
Journal:
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
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.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, Paris, France; Medecins Sans Frontieres, OCB, Belgium
Issue Date:
23-Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/188270
DOI:
10.1093/tropej/fmq107
PubMed ID:
21098554
Additional Links:
http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/11/22/tropej.fmq107.short?rss=1
Submitted date:
2011-03-09
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1465-3664
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEspié, Een
dc.contributor.authorRoure Pujol, Cen
dc.contributor.authorMasferrer, Men
dc.contributor.authorSaint-Sauveur, J-Fen
dc.contributor.authorPalma Urrutia, P Pen
dc.contributor.authorGrais, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-01T09:40:52Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-01T09:40:52Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-23-
dc.date.submitted2011-03-09-
dc.identifier.citationAcute Malnutrition and Under-5 Mortality, Northeastern Part of India. 2010: J. Trop. Pediatr.en
dc.identifier.issn1465-3664-
dc.identifier.pmid21098554-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/tropej/fmq107-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/188270-
dc.description.abstractWe 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.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/11/22/tropej.fmq107.short?rss=1en
dc.rightsPublished by Oxford University Press Archived on this site with kind permission from Oxford University Pressen
dc.subject.meshChild Malnutritionen
dc.titleAcute Malnutrition and Under-5 Mortality, Northeastern Part of India.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, Paris, France; Medecins Sans Frontieres, OCB, Belgiumen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Tropical Pediatricsen
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