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Longer exposure to a new refugee food ration is associated with reduced prevalence of small for gestational age: results from 2 cross-sectional surveys on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

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Background: Despite the high risk of compromised nutrition, evidence of the effect of refugee rations on fetal growth is limited. A new ration containing micronutrient-fortified flour without increased caloric content of the general food basket was introduced to the Maela refugee camp in Thailand, July 2004.

Objective: The effect of the length of gestational exposure of the new ration on fetal growth was compared with birth outcomes [small for gestational age (SGA), pre...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3945/ajcn.116.148262

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Society for Nutrition
Journal:
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Volume:
105
Issue:
6
Pages:
1382-1390
Publication date:
2017-05-10
Acceptance date:
2017-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1938-3207
ISSN:
0002-9165
Language:
English
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pubs:695677
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uuid:2206f96f-52b6-42e2-b398-2017a5a15322
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pubs:695677
Source identifiers:
695677
Deposit date:
2017-05-26

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