[Surveillance of the Nutritional Status of the Population in Kinshasa, Zaire (1991-1994)]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23233
Title:
[Surveillance of the Nutritional Status of the Population in Kinshasa, Zaire (1991-1994)]
Authors:
Arbyn, M; Dedeurwaerder, M; Miakala, M; Bikangi, N; Boelaert, M
Journal:
Annales de la Société Belge de Médecine Tropicale
Abstract:
Six anthropometric surveys using a random cluster sampling design have been organised in the capital of Zaire between November 1991 and March 1994. The prevalence of acute malnutrition fluctuated with the seasons and followed the cyclic movements of food prices on the market. The general tendency was rising. In March '94, 10.7% (95% confidence interval: 8.8-12.9%) of the children was suffering of acute malnutrition. Nevertheless, the standardised prevalence remained stable. This may suggest that the most disadvantaged living at certain poor zones of the city disconnected, while the rest of the population could still manage to maintain their nutritional status. The hypothesis of increasing heterogeneity is supported by the raising of the design-effect.
Affiliation:
Médecins sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium.
Issue Date:
Jun-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23233
PubMed ID:
7487198
Language:
en
ISSN:
0772-4128
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArbyn, M-
dc.contributor.authorDedeurwaerder, M-
dc.contributor.authorMiakala, M-
dc.contributor.authorBikangi, N-
dc.contributor.authorBoelaert, M-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-14T12:17:07Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-14T12:17:07Z-
dc.date.issued1995-06-
dc.identifier.citation[Surveillance of the Nutritional Status of the Population in Kinshasa, Zaire (1991-1994)] 1995, 75 (2):115-24notAnn Soc Belg Med Tropen
dc.identifier.issn0772-4128-
dc.identifier.pmid7487198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/23233-
dc.description.abstractSix anthropometric surveys using a random cluster sampling design have been organised in the capital of Zaire between November 1991 and March 1994. The prevalence of acute malnutrition fluctuated with the seasons and followed the cyclic movements of food prices on the market. The general tendency was rising. In March '94, 10.7% (95% confidence interval: 8.8-12.9%) of the children was suffering of acute malnutrition. Nevertheless, the standardised prevalence remained stable. This may suggest that the most disadvantaged living at certain poor zones of the city disconnected, while the rest of the population could still manage to maintain their nutritional status. The hypothesis of increasing heterogeneity is supported by the raising of the design-effect.en
dc.languagefre-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Annales de la Société Belge de Médecine Tropicaleen
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshCluster Analysisen
dc.subject.meshDemocratic Republic of the Congoen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshInternational Agenciesen
dc.subject.meshNutrition Disordersen
dc.subject.meshNutrition Surveysen
dc.subject.meshNutritional Statusen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshSampling Studiesen
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.subject.meshUrban Populationen
dc.title[Surveillance of the Nutritional Status of the Population in Kinshasa, Zaire (1991-1994)]en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium.en
dc.identifier.journalAnnales de la Société Belge de Médecine Tropicaleen

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