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Mapping child growth failure across low- and middle-income countries

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(2020) Mapping child growth failure across low- and middle-income countries. Nature. 231-+. ISSN 0028-0836

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Abstract

Childhood malnutrition is associated with high morbidity and mortality globally(1). Undernourished children are more likely to experience cognitive, physical, and metabolic developmental impairments that can lead to later cardiovascular disease, reduced intellectual ability and school attainment, and reduced economic productivity in adulthood(2). Child growth failure (CGF), expressed as stunting, wasting, and underweight in children under five years of age (0-59 months), is a specific subset of undernutrition characterized by insufficient height or weight against age-specific growth reference standards(3-5.) The prevalence of stunting, wasting, or underweight in children under five is the proportion of children with a height-for-age, weight-for-height, or weight-for-age z-score, respectively, that is more than two standard deviations below the World Health Organization's median growth reference standards for a healthy population6. Subnational estimates of CGF report substantial heterogeneity within countries, but are available primarily at the first administrative level (for example, states or provinces)(7); the uneven geographical distribution of CGF has motivated further calls for assessments that can match the local scale of many public health programmes(8). Building from our previous work mapping CGF in Africa9, here we provide the first, to our knowledge, mapped highspatial-resolution estimates of CGF indicators from 2000 to 2017 across 105 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where 99 of affected children live1, aggregated to policy-relevant first and second (for example, districts or counties) administrativelevel units and national levels. Despite remarkable declines over the study period, many LMICs remain far from the ambitious World Health Organization Global Nutrition Targets to reduce stunting by 40 and wasting to less than 5 by 2025. Large disparities in prevalence and progress exist across and within countries; our maps identify high-prevalence areas even within nations otherwise succeeding in reducing overall CGF prevalence. By highlighting where the highest-need populations reside, these geospatial estimates can support policy-makers in planning interventions that are adapted locally and in efficiently directing resources towards reducing CGF and its health implications.

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Kinyoki, D. K.UNSPECIFIED
Osgood-Zimmerman, A. E.UNSPECIFIED
Pickering, B. V.UNSPECIFIED
Schaeffer, L. E.UNSPECIFIED
Marczak, L. B.UNSPECIFIED
Lazzar-Atwood, A.UNSPECIFIED
Collison, M. L.UNSPECIFIED
Henry, N. J.UNSPECIFIED
Abebe, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Adamu, A. A.UNSPECIFIED
Adekanmbi, V.UNSPECIFIED
Ahmadi, K.UNSPECIFIED
Ajumobi, O.UNSPECIFIED
Al-Eyadhy, A.UNSPECIFIED
Al-Raddadi, R. M.UNSPECIFIED
Alahdab, F.UNSPECIFIED
Alijanzadeh, M.UNSPECIFIED
Alipour, V.UNSPECIFIED
Altirkawi, K.UNSPECIFIED
Amini, S.UNSPECIFIED
Andrei, C. L.UNSPECIFIED
Antonio, C. A. T.UNSPECIFIED
Arabloo, J.UNSPECIFIED
Aremu, O.UNSPECIFIED
Asadi-Aliabadi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Atique, S.UNSPECIFIED
Ausloos, M.UNSPECIFIED
Avila, M.UNSPECIFIED
Awasthi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Quintanilla, B. P. A.UNSPECIFIED
Azari, S.UNSPECIFIED
Badawi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Barnighausen, T. W.UNSPECIFIED
Bassat, Q.UNSPECIFIED
Baye, K.UNSPECIFIED
Bedi, N.UNSPECIFIED
Bekele, B. B.UNSPECIFIED
Bell, M. L.UNSPECIFIED
Bhattacharjee, N. V.UNSPECIFIED
Bhattacharyya, K.UNSPECIFIED
Bhattarai, S.UNSPECIFIED
Bhutta, Z. A.UNSPECIFIED
Biadgo, B.UNSPECIFIED
Bikbov, B.UNSPECIFIED
Briko, A. N.UNSPECIFIED
Britton, G.UNSPECIFIED
Burstein, R.UNSPECIFIED
Butt, Z. A.UNSPECIFIED
Car, J.UNSPECIFIED
Castaneda-Orjuela, C. A.UNSPECIFIED
Castro, F.UNSPECIFIED
Cerin, E.UNSPECIFIED
Chipeta, M. G.UNSPECIFIED
Chu, D. T.UNSPECIFIED
Cork, M. A.UNSPECIFIED
Cromwell, E. A.UNSPECIFIED
Cuevas-Nasu, L.UNSPECIFIED
Dandona, L.UNSPECIFIED
Dandona, R.UNSPECIFIED
Daoud, F.UNSPECIFIED
Das Gupta, R.UNSPECIFIED
Weaver, N. D.UNSPECIFIED
De Leo, D.UNSPECIFIED
De Neve, J. W.UNSPECIFIED
Deribe, K.UNSPECIFIED
Desalegn, B. B.UNSPECIFIED
Deshpande, A.UNSPECIFIED
Desta, M.UNSPECIFIED
Diaz, D.UNSPECIFIED
Dinberu, M. T.UNSPECIFIED
Doku, D. T.UNSPECIFIED
Dubey, M.UNSPECIFIED
Duraes, A. R.UNSPECIFIED
Dwyer-Lindgren, L.UNSPECIFIED
Earl, L.UNSPECIFIED
Effiong, A.UNSPECIFIED
Zaki, M. E. S.UNSPECIFIED
El Tantawi, M.UNSPECIFIED
El-Khatib, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Eshrati, B.UNSPECIFIED
Fareed, M.UNSPECIFIED
Faro, A.UNSPECIFIED
Fereshtehnejad, S. M.UNSPECIFIED
Filip, I.UNSPECIFIED
Fischer, F.UNSPECIFIED
Foigt, N. A.UNSPECIFIED
Folayan, M. O.UNSPECIFIED
Fukumoto, T.UNSPECIFIED
Gebrehiwot, T. T.UNSPECIFIED
Gezae, K. E.UNSPECIFIED
Ghajar, A.UNSPECIFIED
Gill, P. S.UNSPECIFIED
Gona, P. N.UNSPECIFIED
Gopalani, S. V.UNSPECIFIED
Grada, A.UNSPECIFIED
Guo, Y. M.UNSPECIFIED
Haj-Mirzaian, A.UNSPECIFIED
Haj-Mirzaian, A.UNSPECIFIED
Hall, J. B.UNSPECIFIED
Hamidi, S.UNSPECIFIED
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Keywords: health mortality africa weight age Science & Technology - Other Topics
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Page Range: 231-+
Journal or Publication Title: Nature
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 577
Number: 7789
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1878-8
ISSN: 0028-0836
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2651

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