oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Findings from the health and nutrition survey in four areas of the People's Republic of Congo

Volume 32, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A stratified cluster sample of 621 mothers with children aged 4-30 months were studied in four representative regions of the Congo. Children were measured for anthropometrics and mothers were interviewed concerning socio-demographic data, perceived morbidity, health care utilization and knowledge, attitude and practices about health. Perceived child morbidity during the preceding two weeks was > 50 per cent with diarrhoeal diseases, respiratory infections and (undefined) fevers predominant. Levels of protein energy malnutrition were lower than in many other parts of Africa.

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