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Exclusive breast feeding in early infancy reduces the risk of inpatient admission for diarrhea and suspected pneumonia in rural Vietnam: a prospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2015
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Title
Exclusive breast feeding in early infancy reduces the risk of inpatient admission for diarrhea and suspected pneumonia in rural Vietnam: a prospective cohort study
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2431-9
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Sarah Hanieh, Tran T. Ha, Julie A. Simpson, Tran T. Thuy, Nguyen C. Khuong, Dang D. Thoang, Thach D. Tran, Tran Tuan, Jane Fisher, Beverley-Ann Biggs

Abstract

Acute respiratory infections and diarrhea remain the leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality, with a high burden of both pneunomia and diarrhea in South-East Asia. The aim of the study was to determine antenatal and early infant predictive factors for severe morbidity episodes during the first 6 months of life in Ha Nam province, Vietnam. A prospective cohort study of 1049 infants, born to women who had previously participated in a cluster randomized controlled trial of antenatal micronutrient supplementation in rural Vietnam, was undertaken between 28th September 2010 and 8th Jan 2012. Infants were followed until 6 months of age, and the outcome measure was inpatient admission for suspected pneumonia or diarrheal illness during the first 6 months of life. Risk factors were assessed using univariable logistic regression and multiple logistic regression. Of the 1049 infants seen at 6 months of age, 8.8 % required inpatient admission for suspected pneumonia and 4 % of infants required inpatient admission for diarrheal illness. One third of infants (32.8 %) were exclusively breast fed at 6 weeks of age. Exclusive breast feeding at 6 weeks of age significantly reduced the odds of inpatient admission for suspected pneumomia (Odds Ratio (OR) 0.39, 95 % Confidence Interval (CI) 0.20 to 0.75) and diarrheal illness (OR 0.37, 95 % CI 0.15 to 0.88). Exclusive breast feeding in early infancy reduces the risk of severe illness from diarrhea and suspected pneumonia. Public health programs to reduce the burden of inpatient admission from diarrheal and respiratory illness in rural Vietnam should address barriers to exclusive breast feeding.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Niger 1 <1%
Unknown 159 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 20%
Student > Bachelor 25 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 7%
Researcher 10 6%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 26 16%
Unknown 48 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 22%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Environmental Science 2 1%
Other 10 6%
Unknown 53 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 February 2016.
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#2,167,108
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#56,773
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#268
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