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Article: Early child health in Lahore, Pakistan: I. Study design

TitleEarly child health in Lahore, Pakistan: I. Study design
Authors
Keywordsbirth
breastfeeding
developing country
development
growth
infan cy
longitudinal study
morbidity
mortality
Pakistan
study design
Issue Date1993
Citation
Acta Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, Supplement, 1993, v. 82 n. 390, p. 3-16 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this paper, details are given of a community based follow up study of four areas: a village, a periurban slum, an urban slum and an upper middle class control group living in and around Lahore, Pakistan. The aim was to characterize the determinants of child health in a rapidly urbanizing community. The study was undertaken in two steps. An initial cross-sectional survey collecting socio-economic and demographic background information was carried out between March to August 1984. This was followed by a longitudinal study of 1476 infants representing the outcome of the pregnancies registered continuously between September 1984 to March 1987 among the 3242 families in the study. These infants were followed monthly from birth to 3 years of age and thereafter less frequently. In this communication we describe the study design, the study population, the organization and the research methodology used, including the reasons for drop outs from birth to 24 months of age. The internal consistency of the data is also presented. After the initial examination of the newborns within between 0-7 days of birth, the infants were visited monthly for 24 months making a total of 20911 examinations. At 24 months of age 70% of the infants were still in the study, 11% had died before reaching this age, 13% had moved from the area and 6% had refused to participate in the study. The economic conditions, social structure, and the quality of life were found, not surprisingly, to vary significantly among the four areas. This community-based project provides new, critical and reliable information for local health planners. The study highlights the importance of the development of a useful model for research collaboration between institutions in developed and developing countries.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79806
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dc.contributor.authorJalil, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLindblad, BSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHanson, LAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKhan, SRen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAshraf, RNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCarlsson, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorZaman, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, Jen_HK
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dc.date.issued1993en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, Supplement, 1993, v. 82 n. 390, p. 3-16en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0803-5326en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79806-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, details are given of a community based follow up study of four areas: a village, a periurban slum, an urban slum and an upper middle class control group living in and around Lahore, Pakistan. The aim was to characterize the determinants of child health in a rapidly urbanizing community. The study was undertaken in two steps. An initial cross-sectional survey collecting socio-economic and demographic background information was carried out between March to August 1984. This was followed by a longitudinal study of 1476 infants representing the outcome of the pregnancies registered continuously between September 1984 to March 1987 among the 3242 families in the study. These infants were followed monthly from birth to 3 years of age and thereafter less frequently. In this communication we describe the study design, the study population, the organization and the research methodology used, including the reasons for drop outs from birth to 24 months of age. The internal consistency of the data is also presented. After the initial examination of the newborns within between 0-7 days of birth, the infants were visited monthly for 24 months making a total of 20911 examinations. At 24 months of age 70% of the infants were still in the study, 11% had died before reaching this age, 13% had moved from the area and 6% had refused to participate in the study. The economic conditions, social structure, and the quality of life were found, not surprisingly, to vary significantly among the four areas. This community-based project provides new, critical and reliable information for local health planners. The study highlights the importance of the development of a useful model for research collaboration between institutions in developed and developing countries.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, Supplementen_HK
dc.subjectbirthen_HK
dc.subjectbreastfeedingen_HK
dc.subjectdeveloping countryen_HK
dc.subjectdevelopmenten_HK
dc.subjectgrowthen_HK
dc.subjectinfan cyen_HK
dc.subjectlongitudinal studyen_HK
dc.subjectmorbidityen_HK
dc.subjectmortalityen_HK
dc.subjectPakistanen_HK
dc.subjectstudy designen_HK
dc.titleEarly child health in Lahore, Pakistan: I. Study designen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailKarlberg, J: jpekarl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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