Does malnutrition predispose to diarrhoea during childhood? Evidence from a longitudinal study in Matlab, Bangladesh.

@article{Chowdhury1990DoesMP,
  title={Does malnutrition predispose to diarrhoea during childhood? Evidence from a longitudinal study in Matlab, Bangladesh.},
  author={Miraj Kobad Chowdhury and Virupaksha Gupta and Radheshyam Bairagi and Barnamoy Bhattacharya},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1990},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={515-25}
}
It is posited that diarrhoeal illness during one period has influence on diarrhoeal illness in a subsequent period. This relationship may potentially mask the association between malnutrition and subsequent diarrhoea. To test this, we analysed data on cross-sectional anthropometry in combination with data on diarrhoeal morbidity collected longitudinally in a community-based study of 1262 children (aged 6-60 months) during March-December, 1976, in Matlab, Bangladesh. The results confirmed the… CONTINUE READING

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