Child anthropometry and mortality in Malawi: testing for effect modification by age and length of follow-up and confounding by socioeconomic factors.

@article{Pelletier1994ChildAA,
  title={Child anthropometry and mortality in Malawi: testing for effect modification by age and length of follow-up and confounding by socioeconomic factors.},
  author={David Pelletier and Jan W. Low and F. C. Johnson and Louis A H Msukwa},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={124 10 Suppl},
  pages={2082S-2105S}
}
As shown in a review of 28 studies, anthropometric measurements of preschool-aged children are consistently related to the risk of subsequent mortality in community-based studies from Asia and Africa (Pelletier 1994). Although the results are consistent at this general level, a number of important questions remain concerning the relationship. The purpose of this study is to address two of these questions using data from a similar study conducted in rural northern Malawi: 1) In relation to… CONTINUE READING