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

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Public Health Nutrition
1368-9800
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
1
Pages
19–25
Identifiers
PMID: 16480529
Source
Medline

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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