The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
Vol. 26, No. 1, 2008, pp. 105-109
Bioline Code: hn08012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2008, pp. 105-109
© Copyright 2008 - International Centre For Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Does Age Affect the Response to Zinc Therapy for Diarrhoea in Bangladeshi Infants?|
Walker, Christa L. Fischer; Black, Robert E. & Baqui, Abdullah H.
The benefit of zinc for the treatment of diarrhoea in a cluster-randomized trial of children, aged 3-59 months, living in rural Bangladesh was previously reported. Here, the benefits of zinc stratified by age-3-5 months, 6-11 months, and 12-59 months-are reported. Although the sample sizes in the stratified groups were too small to detect statistical significance in the 3-5-month and 6-11-month age-groups, the trends suggest that there may be a benefit of zinc for the treatment of diarrhoea on the duration of diarrhoea and on subsequent morbidity and mortality. Additional research is needed to better understand the effect of zinc for the treatment of diarrhoea among infants aged less than six months.
Age factor; Diarrhoea; Child; Cluster randomized trials; Community-based studies; Diarrhoea, Infantile; Infant; Zinc; Zinc supplementation; Zinc therapy; Bangladesh
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