Nutritional status and mortality of highland children in Nepal: Impact of sociocultural factors

P.M.J.F. Huijbers, J.L.M. Hendriks, W.J.M. Gerver, P.J. de Jong, K. de Meer

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Abstract

This study investigates the nutritional status of native children in the highlands of Nepal (1,700-3,000 m) and explores the relationship between child mortality and surviving children's nutritional status. A random sample of 145 households from 11 villages in the Koshi Hill Zone in east Nepal was surveyed, and the nutritional status of the 438 children

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct-1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • malnutrition
  • child mortality
  • sibling death
  • caste
  • altitude
  • Nepal
  • HIGH-ALTITUDE
  • PHYSICAL GROWTH
  • PERU
  • DETERMINANTS
  • AYMARA

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