A community-based longitudinal study was conducted in Matlab, a rural area of Bangladesh, from May 1988 to April 1989 to examine the associations among malnutrition, cell-mediated immune deficiency, and the incidence of diarrhea in children under age 5 years.
A cohort of 705 children was followed for a year, illnesses were ascertained every fourth day by home visits, anthropometric status was evaluated monthly, and cell-mediated immune status was assessed by a multiple antigen skin test at baseline and every 3 months.
The diarrhea incidence rate was 4.6 episodes per year.
Approximately three quarters of the children were below -2 z score weight for age and height for age, and about a third were below -2 z score weight for height.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Immunité cellulaire, Age préscolaire, Anthropométrie, Malnutrition, Etat nutritionnel, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Immunopathologie, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Biométrie corporelle, Incidence, Milieu rural, Bengla Desh, Asie, Etude cohorte
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Cellular immunity, Preschool age, Anthropometry, Malnutrition, Nutritional status, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Immunopathology, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Corporal biometry, Incidence, Rural environment, Bangladesh, Asia, Cohort study
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Cote : 93-0343030
Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 199406.