A group of 224 children from a rural cohort of 625 children rgistered from 1981 to 1983 in 10 villages of KV Block, Varanasi was assessed for morbidity, physical growth, and behavior development (Gesell's developmental schedule).
By first birthday children of normal nutrition grade were reduced to one fourth and numbers in Grade II and III malnutrition doubled.
This deterioration in nutritional status was probably due to high morbidity, i.e., gastrointestinal, respiratory infections, etc.
The skull circumference was 43 cm at the age of one year, being lower by 3 cm than the average size.
Mots-clés Pascal : Croissance, Environnement, Inde, Asie, Behavior Development Survey, Malnutrition, Enfant, Homme, Milieu rural, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Growth, Environment, India, Asia, Behavior Development Survey, Malnutrition, Child, Human, Rural environment, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0057074
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.