Yanomami children's nutritional status in the middle Rio Negro, Brazilian Amazônia

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The nutritional status of 290 Yanomami Amerindians children, from birth to about six year-olds, living in the middle Rio Negro, Brazilian Amazonia, has been studied in 1998 and 1999 using the weight-for-height. All of them were of low stature. Twenty malnourished (7%), defined as below two standard deviations of NCHS' data, have been observed. Five of them showed a severe malnutrition (




Istria, J., & Gazin, P. (2002). Yanomami children’s nutritional status in the middle Rio Negro, Brazilian Amazônia. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 35(3), 233–236. https://doi.org/10.1590/s0037-86822002000300006

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