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Research Article

Prognostic Accuracy of WHO Growth Standards to Predict Mortality in a Large-Scale Nutritional Program in Niger

  • Nathanael Lapidus,

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Francisco J Luquero,

    Affiliations: Epicentre, Paris, France, European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Valérie Gaboulaud,

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Susan Shepherd,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France

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  • Rebecca F Grais mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rebecca.grais@epicentre.msf.org

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Published: March 03, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000039

About the Authors

Nathanael Lapidus, Francisco J Luquero, Valérie Gaboulaud, Rebecca F Grais
Epicentre, Paris, France
Francisco J Luquero
European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden
Susan Shepherd
Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: rebecca.grais@epicentre.msf.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

NL, FJL, VG, and RFG had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. NL, FJL, VG, SS, and RFG participated in the conception and design of the study; analysis and interpretation of data; and drafting the paper and revising it critically for substantial intellectual content.