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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

The Effect of Malnutrition on Mortality in Hospitalized Children

Submission: June 24, 2019; Published: August 28, 2019

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume3 Issue5


Malnutrition responsible for 45% of deaths among children younger than 5 years in lowand middle-income countries [1,2]. Many studies have reported the individual associations of stunting, wasting, and underweight with mortality [3], However, estimates of the effects of individual anthropometric indicators overlook the fact that multiple deficits may occur simultaneously, especially because all deficits are associated with poverty, poor dietary intake, and infectious diseases [4,5]. This study conducted describe the frequency of undernutrition and to evaluate which types of combined anthropometric deficits carry an increased risk of mortality.

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