oa South African Medical Journal - An evaluation of the relationship between nutritional status and infection by means of a field study

Volume 41, Issue 27
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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