Vinod K. Pande

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BACKGROUND In north India many pre-school children are underweight, many have intestinal worms, and 2-3% die at ages 1·0-6·0 years. We used the state-wide Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) infrastructure to help to assess any effects of regular deworming on mortality. METHODS Participants in this cluster-randomised study were children in(More)
BACKGROUND In north India, vitamin A deficiency (retinol <0·70 μmol/L) is common in pre-school children and 2-3% die at ages 1·0-6·0 years. We aimed to assess whether periodic vitamin A supplementation could reduce this mortality. METHODS Participants in this cluster-randomised trial were pre-school children in the defined catchment areas of 8338(More)
BACKGROUND More than a third of the world's children are infected with intestinal nematodes. Current control approaches emphasise treatment of school age children, and there is a lack of information on the effects of deworming preschool children. METHODOLOGY We studied the effects on the heights and weights of 3,935 children, initially 1 to 5 years of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the point prevalence of intestinal parasites and their association with nutritional parameters. SETTING Anganwadi centers under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in Lucknow, North India. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. METHODS By random draw, 32 out of 153 Anganwadi centers were selected. All eligible subjects(More)
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