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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