Although the association between nutritional status and mortality risk is obvious for extreme malnutrition, the issue is not so clear for mild to moderate undernutrition.
We have investigated this association in children of 0-5 years in the rural area of Bwamanda, Zaire, where an integrated development project, with good medical facilities, has operated for 20 years.
A random cluster sample of 5167 children was taken; newborn infants and immigrants were included at six quarterly survey rounds from October, 1989, until February, 1991.
All surveys included clinical and anthropometric assessment of nutritional status.
Deaths were recorded up to April, 1992; there were 246 deaths.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Enfant, Homme, Zaïre, Afrique, Zone rurale, Influence, Etat nutritionnel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Mortality, Child, Human, Zaire, Africa, Rural area, Influence, Nutritional status
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Cote : 93-0523125
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.