Two longitudinal studies were carried out in northwest and southwest Uganda to examine the relationship between anthropometry and childhood mortality.
Although the prevalence of malnutrition was significantly different between the two geographic areas, the relative risk for mortality associated with low levels of anthropometry was similar.
When the anthropometric parameters were compared among each other, midupper arm circumference was found to be the most powerful predictor of mortality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Enfant, Epidémiologie, Anthropométrie, Biométrie corporelle, Etude longitudinale, Malnutrition, Ouganda, Sud ouest, Nord ouest, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Child, Epidemiology, Anthropometry, Corporal biometry, Follow up study, Malnutrition, Uganda, Southwest, Northwest, Human, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0680274
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.