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Child Mortality and Growth in a Small African Town - A Longitudinal Study of 6228 Children from Kasongo (Zaire). Monographs in Human Growth No. 1.

By (author) Wim Van Lerberghe
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Smith-Gordon & Co Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 31st Dec 1989
Dimensions: w 168mm h 242mm
ISBN-10: 1854630016
ISBN-13: 9781854630018
Barcode No: 9781854630018
ISSN: 0958-4595
This monograph, based on longitudinal study by the Kasongo Project Team, constitutes the findings of a longitudinal study of 6228 children in a sub-Saharan community in Zaire over a period of more than 18 months. The author considers mortality during the survey, levels and causes. Measles accounted for a considerable proportion of deaths, particulary in the 12- to 17-month age group. The chapter on reported illness emphasizes not only measles but respiratory illness. Chapters describe the patterns of growth in the population and the influence of disease on growth. Two final chapters consdier growth deficit and growth faltering as risk factors for mortality, and the measurement of nutritional status for screening purposes, ie the identification of children at risk of dying.

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