oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Nutrition in the Bechuanaland protectorate

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The nutritional picture in the Bechuanaland Protectorate is descriptionbed and the contributory factors examined. Geographical, ethnographical and sociological factors are descriptionbed. Malnutrition is intermittent, varying greatly in severity from one year to the next and from one locality to another. Available data show the incidence of malnutrition to be very variable; surveys showed that amongst children of school age 20 to 30 per cent. of all subjects examined in the larger communities were diagnosed as being malnourished. In smaller communities the figure was as low as 3 per cent. During one drought year the proportion of children in one large settlement who showed signs of malnutrition rose to 90 per cent.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error