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Meta-analysis if vitamin A supplementation of childhood mortality


Supplementation of vitamins is not only supposed to be beneficial for the prevention of cancer as discussed in Sect. 2.1. Fawzi et al. (1993) study the effect of vitamin A supplementation and childhood mortality in preschool children. They concluded that vitamin A supplements are associated with a significant reduction in mortality when given periodically to children at the community level. All studies were community randomized trials from South Asia or Southeast Asia, except the second study, which was from northern Sudan. This data set contains the log relative risk and corresponding variance. The data is supplied in three different formats




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Fawzi,W.W., T. C. Chalmers, M. G. Herrera, and F. Mosteller (1993). “Vitamin A supplementation and child mortality. A meta-analysis.” JAMA 269(7), 898–903.

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