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Malnutrition and high childhood mortality among the Onge tribe of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Authors
  • Rao, V G
  • Sugunan, A P
  • Murhekar, M V
  • Sehgal, S C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Public health nutrition
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2006
Volume
9
Issue
1
Pages
19–25
Identifiers
PMID: 16480529
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High childhood mortality appears to be the predominant demographic factor responsible for the decline in the Onge population. The high prevalence of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency disorders could be important factors contributing to the high childhood mortality.

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