Title: Nutritional status in children attending a clinic in rural Papua New Guinea
Author: Winkler, Arne
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2010-04-11 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Winkler, Arne_Abstract_2010.doc
Malnutrition is the underlying cause for morbidity and mortality in young children in developing countries (WHO, 2000). More than 50% of the 12 million deaths in children under 5 years of age are attributed to diarrhoea, acute respiratory illness, malaria, or measles (UNICEF, 1998). Especially deaths due to diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections are triggered by protein-energy malnutrition (Rice et al., 2000). At the same time common tropical illnesses can deteriorate the nutritional status (Schelp, 1998). However, exact knowledge about the relationship between disease occurrence and the nutritional status is rare. This study aims to describe the nutritional status in children presenting to a rural hospital in Papa New Guinea (PNG), a developing country with frequent occurrence of tropical diseases.
Classification: 2010 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-07-05 03:30:16 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2013-07-05 03:31:42 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-07-05 03:32:02 (W3C-DTF)

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