Persistent diarrhea as a cause of childhood mortality in rural Bangladesh.

@article{Fauveau1992PersistentDA,
  title={Persistent diarrhea as a cause of childhood mortality in rural Bangladesh.},
  author={Vincent Fauveau and Fitzroy J. Henry and Andre{\'e} Briend and Mohammad Yunus and Jyotsnamoy Chakraborty},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
  year={1992},
  volume={381},
  pages={
          12-4
        }
}
To determine the importance of persistent diarrhea in childhood mortality a multiple-step verbal autopsy method was used to study 1934 deaths in Matlab, Bangladesh. We found that most of the deaths from acute watery diarrhea occurred in infancy, whereas the peak of non-watery diarrhea deaths was in children over 12 months of age. Children suffering from persistent diarrhea and malnutrition were at highest risk of dying during their third year of life. Children with infectious diseases have a… CONTINUE READING
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