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Zinc supplementation for the prevention of pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months

  1. Zohra S Lassi1,
  2. Batool A Haider2,
  3. Zulfiqar A Bhutta1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 8 DEC 2010

Assessed as up-to-date: 26 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005978.pub2

How to Cite

Lassi ZS, Haider BA, Bhutta ZA. Zinc supplementation for the prevention of pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD005978. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005978.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aga Khan University Hospital, Division of Women and Child Health, Karachi, Pakistan

  2. 2

    Harvard School of Public Health, Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Boston, MA, USA

*Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi, 74800, Pakistan. zulfiqar.bhutta@aku.edu.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 8 DEC 2010

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Methodological quality graph: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Zinc supplementation versus placebo, outcome: 1.1 Pneumonia incidence. (LCI = lower chest indrawing)
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Zinc supplementation vs placebo, outcome: 1.5 Pneumonia Prevalence.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Zinc supplementation vs placebo, Outcome 1 Pneumonia incidence.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Zinc supplementation vs placebo, Outcome 2 Pneumonia prevalence.