Despite broad agreement that severe malnutrition contributes to child mortality in developing contries and that malnutrition has a physiologically synergistic relationship with morbidity, evidence of an epidemiologic synergism has been lacking.
Also, the literature provides conflicting evidence concerning the existence of elevated mortality among children with mild to moderate malnutrition.
A review of published population-based studies of anthropometry-mortality relationships was undertaken to clarify these relationships.
Six studies with the relevant data were reanalyzed to test for synergism and elevated mortality in mild to moderate malnutrition.
Mots-clés Pascal : Modèle mathématique, Malnutrition, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Etat nutritionnel, Enfant, Homme, Pays en développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mathematical model, Malnutrition, Epidemiology, Mortality, Nutritional status, Child, Human, Developing countries
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0586411
Code Inist : 002B30A02. Création : 199406.