Clinical and sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency among rural pre-school children of Maharashtra, India.

@article{Arlappa2008ClinicalAS,
  title={Clinical and sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency among rural pre-school children of Maharashtra, India.},
  author={Nimmathota Arlappa and Avula Laxmaiah and N. Balakrishna and Rachakulla Harikumar and Ginnela N V Brahmam},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          606-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although a national vitamin A prophylaxis programme has been in operation for more than three decades, vitamin A deficiency (VAD) continues to be a major nutritional problem of public health significance in India. AIM The present study was carried out with the aim of assessing the prevalence of clinical and sub-clinical VAD among rural pre-school children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out in rural areas of Maharashtra State during 2002… CONTINUE READING
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