Acute malnutrition and high childhood mortality related to diarrhea : lessons from the 1991 Kurdish refugee crisis.
Objective.-To determine the extent, major causes, and contributory factors of high rates of morbidity and mortality among children at mountain camps along the Turkey-Iraq border during the 1991 Kurdish refugee crisis.
Design.-A cross-sectional rapid nutrition survey among children and a retrospective mortality survey covering a 2-month period from the onset of the crisis.
Population Studied.-Households of Kurdish refugees at resettlement camp 1 near Zakho in northern Iraq.
Main Outcome Measures.-Prevalence of wasting (low weight-for-height) and mean weight-for-height status, prevalence of diarrhea, and crude and age-specific mortality rates.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Mortalité, Enfant, Malnutrition, Diarrhée, Politique sanitaire, Turquie, Irak, Equipement sanitaire, Appareil digestif pathologie, Homme, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Mortality, Child, Malnutrition, Diarrhea, Health policy, Turkey, Iraq, Sanitary equipment, Digestive diseases, Human, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0091200
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 199406.