A methodology for estimating the contribution of malnutrition to child mortality in developing countries.
According to conventional methods of classifying cause of death, approximately 70% of child deaths (0-4 y) worldwide are due to a small number of priority infectious diseases which, in turn, receive the vast majority of donor and national resources in the health sector.
Despite the long-recognized synerBism between malnutrition and infection in the causation of child mortality, malnutrition does not appear as a major cause of death in health statistics from developing countries.
Part of the reason for this has been the difficulty of estimating the percent of deaths due to malnutrition, because the conventional methods of classifying cause of death do not recognize the potentiating effect of malnutrition on the disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Malnutrition, Enfant, Homme, Anthropométrie, Mortalité, Politique sanitaire, Pays en développement, Méthodologie, Etat nutritionnel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malnutrition, Child, Human, Anthropometry, Mortality, Health policy, Developing countries, Methodology, Nutritional status
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0036207
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 09/06/1995.