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BACKGROUND Breastfeeding is the gold standard for infant and young child feeding. Increased rates of breastfeeding could reduce morbidity and mortality for both children and mothers. In addition, breastfed children could have better cognitive development, persisting through later life. However, quantitative data are scarce on the effect of improved(More)
BACKGROUND Poor growth and micronutrient deficiency mainly attack older infants and young children. Some countries have adopted clinically effective measures to combat malnutrition, but the compliance and improvement in efficacy of intervention vehicles in national programs require evaluation. METHODS Baseline and follow-up cross-sectional surveys were(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition and anemia affect large numbers of young children living in poor areas of China. Multi-micronutrient deficiencies may be related to the prevalence of anemia in different populations, and identifying the risk factors that render children susceptible to anemia is the first step in combating anemia effectively. METHODS In this(More)
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