Anthropometry and subsequent mortality in groups of children aged 6-59 months in Guinea-Bissau.

@article{Smedman1987AnthropometryAS,
  title={Anthropometry and subsequent mortality in groups of children aged 6-59 months in Guinea-Bissau.},
  author={Lars Smedman and G. C. G. Sterky and Lotta Mellander and Stig Wall},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1987},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={369-73}
}
To assess the importance of nutritional status for subsequent survival, 2228 children aged 6-59 mo were followed for 8-12 mo in four different areas of Guinea-Bissau. The overall death rate was 0.62/100 child-months of follow-up (126 deaths) and 0.63 for the 1756 children who were examined on entering the study (109 deaths). Mortality was twice as high in the periurban as in the rural areas due to an outbreak of measles. In a bivariate analysis the relationship between nutritional status… CONTINUE READING