High morbidity and low mortality - the experience of urban preschool children in Kerala.
Two cohorts of 111 and 74 children were selected from contrasting areas in Trivandrum city, capital of Kerala, by systematic sampling.
Morbidity information on each child was gathered for one year through weekly visits and recording of symptoms by trained investigators.
The results showed:
Very high incidence rates of all illness groups studied, with peak incidence being observed in the first 6 months and the lowest in the third year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Asie, Pathologie, Morbidité, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Age préscolaire, Milieu urbain, Inde
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Asia, Disease, Morbidity, Mortality, Epidemiology, Child, Preschool age, Urban environment, India
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0269752
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.