Zinc supplementation for the prevention of acute lower respiratory infection in children in developing countries: Meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized trials

Daniel E. Roth, Stephanie A. Richard, Robert E Black

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Abstract

Background: Routine zinc supplementation is a potential intervention for the prevention of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in developing countries. However, discrepant findings from recent randomized trials remain unexplained. Methods: Randomized trials of zinc supplementation in young children in developing countries were identified by a systematic literature review. Trials included in the meta-analysis met specific criteria, including participants

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberdyp391
Pages (from-to)795-808
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2010

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Respiratory Tract Infections
Developing Countries
Meta-Analysis
Zinc

Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • Meta-analysis
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Systematic review
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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