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Epidemiological assessment of the health and nutrition of Ethiopian refugees in emergency camps in Sudan, 1985.
Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1987; 295(6593):314-8BM

Abstract

The findings from epidemiological data that were collected from emergency camps for Ethiopian refugees during a mass influx of refugees into Eastern Sudan in 1985 are presented. An overall mortality of 8.9 per 10,000 a day was recorded during February 1985, and in children under 5 years of age the rate was 22 per 10,000 a day. The estimated prevalence of malnutrition (calculated as less than 80% of the reference weight for height) ranged from 32% to 52% among children of preschool age. The principal causes of morbidity and mortality were measles, diarrhoea and dysentery, respiratory infections, and malaria. The findings suggest that malnutrition and disease increased in these refugees after they arrived in the camps. Epidemiological assessment is essential to help to maintain the health and nutrition of refugees in emergency camps.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3115429

Citation

Shears, P, et al. "Epidemiological Assessment of the Health and Nutrition of Ethiopian Refugees in Emergency Camps in Sudan, 1985." British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.), vol. 295, no. 6593, 1987, pp. 314-8.
Shears P, Berry AM, Murphy R, et al. Epidemiological assessment of the health and nutrition of Ethiopian refugees in emergency camps in Sudan, 1985. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1987;295(6593):314-8.
Shears, P., Berry, A. M., Murphy, R., & Nabil, M. A. (1987). Epidemiological assessment of the health and nutrition of Ethiopian refugees in emergency camps in Sudan, 1985. British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.), 295(6593), pp. 314-8.
Shears P, et al. Epidemiological Assessment of the Health and Nutrition of Ethiopian Refugees in Emergency Camps in Sudan, 1985. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1987 Aug 1;295(6593):314-8. PubMed PMID: 3115429.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiological assessment of the health and nutrition of Ethiopian refugees in emergency camps in Sudan, 1985. AU - Shears,P, AU - Berry,A M, AU - Murphy,R, AU - Nabil,M A, PY - 1987/8/1/pubmed PY - 1987/8/1/medline PY - 1987/8/1/entrez KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Arab Countries KW - Child Nutrition KW - Data Analysis KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Eastern Africa KW - Epidemiologic Methods KW - Ethiopia KW - Health KW - Malnutrition KW - Migrants KW - Migration KW - Morbidity KW - Mortality KW - Northern Africa KW - Nutrition KW - Nutrition Disorders KW - Population KW - Population Dynamics KW - Refugees KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Sudan SP - 314 EP - 8 JF - British medical journal (Clinical research ed.) JO - Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) VL - 295 IS - 6593 N2 - The findings from epidemiological data that were collected from emergency camps for Ethiopian refugees during a mass influx of refugees into Eastern Sudan in 1985 are presented. An overall mortality of 8.9 per 10,000 a day was recorded during February 1985, and in children under 5 years of age the rate was 22 per 10,000 a day. The estimated prevalence of malnutrition (calculated as less than 80% of the reference weight for height) ranged from 32% to 52% among children of preschool age. The principal causes of morbidity and mortality were measles, diarrhoea and dysentery, respiratory infections, and malaria. The findings suggest that malnutrition and disease increased in these refugees after they arrived in the camps. Epidemiological assessment is essential to help to maintain the health and nutrition of refugees in emergency camps. SN - 0267-0623 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3115429/Epidemiological_assessment_of_the_health_and_nutrition_of_Ethiopian_refugees_in_emergency_camps_in_Sudan_1985_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/3115429/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -