publication . Article . 2008

Malnutrition proteino-energetique et morbidite liee au paludisme chez les enfants de 0-59 mois dans la region du Kivu, Republique Democratique du Congo.

Mitangala Ndeba, P.; Hennart, P.; D'Alessandro, U.; Donnen, P.; Porignon, Denis; Bisimwa Balaluka, G.; Dramaix Wilmet, M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
Abstract
In the Kivu region located in east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, malnutrition and malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The relationship between malaria and malnutrition is unclear and has never been studied in the Kivu region. This report presents an analysis of data from 5695 children aged 0 to 5 years, admitted to the paediatric ward of Lwiro hospital between November 1992 and February 2004. The weight/age (W/A) index and weight/height (W/H) index expressed with standard deviation in relation to the reference median were calculated (Z score). The association between protein-energetic malnutrition and malaria infection and nutritional...
Subjects
free text keywords: Age Factors, Body Height, Body Weight, Child, Preschool, Democratic Republic of the Congo/epidemiology, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Malaria/epidemiology, Male, Multivariate Analysis, Protein-Energy Malnutrition/epidemiology, Serum Albumin/analysis, Severity of Illness Index, : General & internal medicine [Human health sciences], : Médecine générale & interne [Sciences de la santé humaine]
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