Malnutrition and xerophthalmia in rural communities of Ethiopia.

  title={Malnutrition and xerophthalmia in rural communities of Ethiopia.},
  author={Jemal Ali Haidar and Tsegaye Demissie},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  volume={76 10},
OBJECTIVE To determine the level of malnutrition and xerophthalmia in pre-school children. DESIGNS Non-randomised community based study. SETTINGS Four different administrative regions: Harari, Tigray, Southern Nation Nationalities and people region (SNNPR) and Oromiya, with different eco-zones, were studied from May to June 1996. SUBJECTS Fifteen thousand and eighty seven children, aged between six and 71 months, examined for clinical symptoms and signs of xerophthalmia. Anthropometry and… CONTINUE READING