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  1. Effects of a hurricane on growth and morbidity in children from low-income families in Kingston, Jamaica.

    Article - En anglais

    This is the first report of the effects of a hurricane on children's health and nutritional status in which data were available preceding and following the event.

    When Hurricane Gilbert struck Jamaica in 1988, a longitudinal study was in progress in which children's weights and heights were recorded every 2 months and their morbidity histories taken every week.

    The investigation included 127 stunted (low height-for-age) and 32 non-stunted children aged 2344 months, living in poor areas of Kingston.

    The data from the 4 months before and after the hurricane were compared.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cyclone tropical, Education sanitaire, Enfant, Santé, Croissance, Développement staturopondéral, Etat nutritionnel, Morbidité, Jamaïque, Etude statistique, Homme, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tropical cyclone, Health education, Child, Health, Growth, Somatic growth, Nutritional status, Morbidity, Jamaica, Statistical study, Human, West Indies, Central America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0055522

    Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 199406.