oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Causes of malnutrition in Harare - a hospital case-control study

Volume 30, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case-control study was carried out to determine the causes o( malnutrition in a hospital population. In all 49 sequential admissions with malnutrition and :38 controls were questioned on family, social and environmental factors. The major causes which emerged were poverty, substitute parenting, poor access to health care facilities and late introduction of solids into the diet.�

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