Nutritional change and economic crisis in an urban Congolese community.

  title={Nutritional change and economic crisis in an urban Congolese community.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Cornu and J P Massamba and Pierre Traissac and François Simondon and P Villeneuve and Francis Delpeuch},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={24 1},
BACKGROUND In 1986, the government of Congo undertook a structural adjustment programme to cope with the economic crisis. We present the results of a study whose objectives were to assess the evolution of nutritional status of an urban community between 1986 and 1991 and to identify specific groups for which the nutritional status may have worsened. METHODS Two cross-sectional surveys were carried out on representative samples of Brazzaville children < 6 years old: 2295 children were surveyed… CONTINUE READING