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Titolo:
Is malnutrition declining? An analysis of changes in levels of child malnutrition since 1980
Autore:
de Onis, M; Frongillo, EA; Blossner, M;
Indirizzi:
WHO, Dept Nutr Hlth & Dev, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland WHO Geneva Switzerland 27 utr Hlth & Dev, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland Cornell Univ, Div Nutr Sci, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA Cornell Univ Ithaca NY USA 14853 Univ, Div Nutr Sci, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
Titolo Testata:
BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
fascicolo: 10, volume: 78, anno: 2000,
pagine: 1222 - 1233
SICI:
0042-9686(2000)78:10<1222:IMDAAO>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES; MORTALITY; PATTERNS; GROWTH;
Keywords:
child; child malnutrition disorders, epidemiology; infant nutrition disorders, epidemiology; child development; growth disorders; body height; body weight; nutrition surveys;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
30
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: de Onis, M WHO, Dept Nutr Hlth & Dev, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland WHO Geneva Switzerland 27 Dev, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Citazione:
M. de Onis et al., "Is malnutrition declining? An analysis of changes in levels of child malnutrition since 1980", B WHO, 78(10), 2000, pp. 1222-1233

Abstract

Nutritional status is the best global indicator of well-being in children. Although many surveys of children have been conducted since the 1970s, lack of comparability between them has made it difficult to monitor trends in child malnutrition. Cross-sectional data from 241 nationally representative surveys were analysed in a standard way to produce comparable results of low height-for-age (stunting). Multilevel modelling was applied to estimate regional and globaltrends from 1980 to 2005. The prevalence of stunting has fallen in developing countries from 47% in 1980 to 33% in 2000 (i.e, by 40 million), although progress has been unevenaccording to regions. Stunting has increased in Eastern Africa, but decreased in South-eastern Asia, South-central Asia and South America; Northern Africa and the Caribbean show modest improvement; and Western Africa and Central America present very little progress. Despite an overall decrease of stunting in developing countries, child malnutrition still remains a major public health problem in these countries. In some countries rates of stunting are rising, while in many others they remain disturbingly high. The data we have presented provide a baseline for assessing progress and help identify countries and regions in need of populationwide interventions. Approaches to lower child malnutrition should be based on successful nutrition programmes and policies.

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