Figure 5 Mortality rates of rural Nepalese women (per 100,000 pregnancies) during and for up to 2years following pregnancy according to whether mothers experienced night blindness (n = 361) or not (n=3052) during pregnancy. From Christian P etal. (2000) Night blindness during pregnancy and subsequent mortality among women in Nepal: Effects of vitamin A and B-carotene supplementation. American Journal of Epidemiology.

Table 2 Household characteristics of xerophthalmia cases, controls, and the remaining Aceh study population


Cases (%)


Aceh study


(N = 466)


households (%)

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