Infant morbidity in an Indian slum birth cohort

B P Gladstone, J P Muliyil, S Jaffar, J G Wheeler, A Le Fevre, M Iturriza-Gomara, JJ Gray, A Bose, M K Estes, D W Brown, G Kang

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Abstract

The morbidity burden due to respiratory and gastrointestinal illness is high in a South Indian urban slum, with children ill for approximately one fifth of infancy, mainly with respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses. The risk factors identified were younger age, male sex, cold/wet season and household involvement in beedi work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-484
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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