Efficacy of a Therapeutic Feeding Centre Evaluated During Hospitalization and a Follow-up Period, Tahoua, Niger, 1987-1988.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/21032
Title:
Efficacy of a Therapeutic Feeding Centre Evaluated During Hospitalization and a Follow-up Period, Tahoua, Niger, 1987-1988.
Authors:
Pécoul, B; Soutif, C; Hounkpevi, M; Ducos, M
Journal:
Annals of Tropical Paediatrics
Abstract:
Between 1 February 1987 and 31 May 1988 an evaluation of a nutritional rehabilitation centre in Tahoua, Niger was conducted. Among the 381 children admitted to the centre, 61 (16%) had kwashiorkor and 347 (91.3%) were aged between 6 and 29 months. Recovery and death rates were 46.2% and 14.4%, respectively. The median duration of stay until recovery was 21 days. Sixty-two per cent of deaths occurred during the 1st week of hospitalization. Three risk factors for death were identified by the study: patients with kwashiorkor with a weight/height (W/H) less than -3 SD, those with marasmus with a W/H less than -5 SD, and those dehydrated with marasmus. Among children included in the follow-up study after leaving the centre, the risk of dying during the follow-up period among children who absconded was 7.1 times higher than the risk observed among children who recovered. Among the children who recovered, no relapse was observed 3-18 months after they left the centre. This investigation indicates the importance of intensive therapeutic feeding centres in areas with a high prevalence of malnutrition.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, Paris, France.
Publisher:
Maney Publilshing
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/21032
PubMed ID:
1376587
Additional Links:
http://www.maney.co.uk/journals/atp
Language:
en
ISSN:
0272-4936
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPécoul, B-
dc.contributor.authorSoutif, C-
dc.contributor.authorHounkpevi, M-
dc.contributor.authorDucos, M-
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-18T14:40:44Z-
dc.date.available2008-03-18T14:40:44Z-
dc.date.issued1992-
dc.identifier.citationEfficacy of a Therapeutic Feeding Centre Evaluated During Hospitalization and a Follow-up Period, Tahoua, Niger, 1987-1988. 1992, 12 (1):47-54notAnn Trop Paediatren
dc.identifier.issn0272-4936-
dc.identifier.pmid1376587-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/21032-
dc.description.abstractBetween 1 February 1987 and 31 May 1988 an evaluation of a nutritional rehabilitation centre in Tahoua, Niger was conducted. Among the 381 children admitted to the centre, 61 (16%) had kwashiorkor and 347 (91.3%) were aged between 6 and 29 months. Recovery and death rates were 46.2% and 14.4%, respectively. The median duration of stay until recovery was 21 days. Sixty-two per cent of deaths occurred during the 1st week of hospitalization. Three risk factors for death were identified by the study: patients with kwashiorkor with a weight/height (W/H) less than -3 SD, those with marasmus with a W/H less than -5 SD, and those dehydrated with marasmus. Among children included in the follow-up study after leaving the centre, the risk of dying during the follow-up period among children who absconded was 7.1 times higher than the risk observed among children who recovered. Among the children who recovered, no relapse was observed 3-18 months after they left the centre. This investigation indicates the importance of intensive therapeutic feeding centres in areas with a high prevalence of malnutrition.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherManey Publilshingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.maney.co.uk/journals/atpen
dc.rightsArchived on this site with kind permission of Maney Publishingen
dc.subject.meshBody Heighten
dc.subject.meshBody Weighten
dc.subject.meshChild Health Servicesen
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen
dc.subject.meshHealth Facilitiesen
dc.subject.meshHospitalizationen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshNigeren
dc.subject.meshNutritional Statusen
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshProtein-Energy Malnutritionen
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleEfficacy of a Therapeutic Feeding Centre Evaluated During Hospitalization and a Follow-up Period, Tahoua, Niger, 1987-1988.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, Paris, France.en
dc.identifier.journalAnnals of Tropical Paediatricsen
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