Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 1996  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--6

Undernutrition, vitamin A deficiency and ARI morbidity in underfives.


A Pandey, AK Chakraborty 
 Deptt. of PSM, A.I.I.H. & PH, Calcutta

Correspondence Address:
A Pandey
Deptt. of PSM, A.I.I.H. & PH, Calcutta

In a longitudinal study of 200 randomly selected underfives were followed fortnightly for a period of one calendar year (January to December 91) to ascertain the influence of undernutrition and vitamin A deficiency on the ARI incidence. The study revealed that on an average a child suffered from 5.9 episodes of ARI in one year period. Children who were undernourished or showed signs of vitamin A deficiency had significantly greater risk of AIR attacks.


How to cite this article:
Pandey A, Chakraborty A K. Undernutrition, vitamin A deficiency and ARI morbidity in underfives. Indian J Public Health 1996;40:13-6


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Pandey A, Chakraborty A K. Undernutrition, vitamin A deficiency and ARI morbidity in underfives. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];40:13-6
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