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Title:Nutrition rehabilitation in hospital - a waste of time and money? Evaluation of nutrition rehabilitation in a rural district hospital in South-West Tanzania: II. long-term results
Authors:Roosmalen-Wiebenga, M.W. van
Kusin, J.A.
With, C. de
Year:1987
Periodical:Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume:33
Issue:1
Pages:24-28
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:malnutrition
children
nutrition education
External link:http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/33/1/24
Abstract:Results of village-level follow-up of children admitted with severe protein-energy malnutrition in the nutrition rehabilitation programme of a rural district hospital in Mhozi, southwest Tanzania, between May 1980 and May 1982, are presented. Of 647 children eligible for follow-up, 566 (87 percent) could be traced and followed for over a year. Mortality after discharge was 8 percent, relapse rate 13 percent, 4 percent still had some clinical signs of malnutrition, and 75 percent were in good condition with considerable catch-up growth in weight (weight-for-age and weight-for-height), but not in height. The level of weight-for-height at discharge was not significantly related to long-term results. Ref.
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