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A study of growth, morbidity and mortality among Eskimo infants of western Alaska.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5310956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
One of the most serious problems affecting the American Eskimo is that of disease and death in infants. A study undertaken to inquire into the growth and development components and the nutritional components of this morbidity and mortality and to verify and amplify the inadequate health statistics relating to this group revealed an infant mortality rate 4 times that for the USA as a whole, with a 16% under-registration of infant deaths. The majority of infant deaths occurred in the post-neonatal period, with respiratory infections constituting the most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality. There was a significant inverse association between infant haemoglobin level and frequency of respiratory and total illness, providing one of the few specific epidemiological confirmations of a synergistic nutritional interaction between anaemia and infection.
Authors:
J E Maynard; L M Hammes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0042-9686     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. World Health Organ.     Publication Date:  1970  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1970-09-19     Completed Date:  1970-09-19     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507052     Medline TA:  Bull World Health Organ     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  613-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alaska
Anemia / epidemiology
Female
Growth*
Humans
Infant
Infant Mortality*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Inuits*
Male
Morbidity*
Pregnancy
Respiratory Tract Infections / epidemiology
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