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Mortality risk among children admitted in a large-scale nutritional program in Niger, 2006.

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In 2006, the Medecins sans Frontieres nutritional program in the region of Maradi (Niger) included 68,001 children 6-59 months of age with either moderate or severe malnutrition, according to the NCHS reference (weight-for-height<80% of the NCHS median, and/or mid-upper arm circumference<110 mm for children taller than 65 cm and/or presence of bipedal edema). Our objective was to identify baseline risk factors for death among children diagnosed with severe malnutrition using the newly i...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0004313

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Lapidus, N More by this author
Minetti, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Hustache, S More by this author
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Medecins sans Frontieres, France More from this funder
UN Standing Committee on Nutrition More from this funder
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
Article: e4313
Publication date:
2009
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:ccf5e654-27a5-42b1-ab65-c63e88854a95
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67846
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pubs:67846

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