Prevalence and severity of malnutrition in pre-school children in a rural area of western Kenya.

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We determined the nutritional status of children less than five years of age in an area in rural western Kenya with intense malaria transmission, a high prevalence of severe anemia and human immunodeficiency virus, and high infant and under-five mortality (176/1,000 and 259/1,000). No information is available on the prevalence of malnutrition in this area… (More)

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@article{Kwena2003PrevalenceAS, title={Prevalence and severity of malnutrition in pre-school children in a rural area of western Kenya.}, author={Arthur M Kwena and Dianne J Terlouw and Sake J. de Vlas and Penelope A Phillips-Howard and William A. Hawley and Jennifer F. Friedman and John Vulule and Bernard L. Nahlen and Robert W Sauerwein and Feiko O Ter Kuile}, journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene}, year={2003}, volume={68 4 Suppl}, pages={94-9} }