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Interrelations between growth, weaning and disease experience in Khartoum infants.
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PMID:  1600924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The monthly measurements of body weight and supine length from birth to 1 year of 203 infants in Khartoum were analysed to see whether growth characteristics affected the timing of weaning and the amount of illness experience. The study clearly shows that neonates who are long for their age tend to be weaned early, and this causes them to experience a greater average monthly 'illness experience' and slower subsequent growth. However, a multivariate analysis indicates that it is correlated environmental variables rather than length growth itself which primarily determines weaning age. Weight growth does not show these relationships but there is strong evidence that late weaning, independently of disease experience, promotes post-natal weight growth.
G A Harrison; G Brush; F Y Zumrawi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0954-3007     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-15     Completed Date:  1992-07-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804070     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-8     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
Institute of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Body Height
Body Weight
Food Habits / ethnology
Infant Food
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Regression Analysis

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