oa South African Medical Journal - An evaluation of the relationship between nutritional status and infection by means of a field study
|Article Title||An evaluation of the relationship between nutritional status and infection by means of a field study|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and National Research Instutute of Mathematical Sciences, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jul 1967|
|Pages||664 - 682|
|Keyword(s)||Community health, Field study, Infection, Nutritional status, Sampling, Socio-economic status and Sociology|
A field study was undertaken in a Cape Town housing estate with the object of clarifying the relationship between malnutrition and infection with special reference to diarrhoea. A random sample of 120 children aged 3 months to 3 years, in four income groups, was visited weekly for a year by two investigators.
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