Vitamin A status of pre-school children in Ethiopia (an estimate of national prevalence) by Teshome Demeke.

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Published by Ethiopian Nutrition Institute in Addis Abeba [i.e. Ababa], Ethiopia .

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  • Ethiopia.,
  • Ethiopia


  • Malnutrition in children -- Ethiopia.,
  • Vitamin A deficiency in children -- Ethiopia.,
  • Xerophthalmia -- Ethiopia.,
  • Preschool children -- Ethiopia -- Nutrition.,
  • Health surveys -- Ethiopia.

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Statementby Teshome Demeke, Zewdie Wolde-Gabriel.
ContributionsZewdie Wolde-Gabriel., Ethiopian Nutrition Institute.
LC ClassificationsRJ399.M26 T47 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination25 leaves, [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2455406M
LC Control Number87157995

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the time to act is now. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a serious public health problem in developing countries like Ethiopia. To combat this problem, food-based intervention is an appropriate and sustainable approach under Ethiopian circumstance along with supplementation of capsule and food fortification.

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