Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017

KINYOKI, D.K ., ROSS, Jennifer M., LAZARR-ATWOOD, Alice, KHATAB, Khaled, AFSHIN, Ashkan and HAY, Simon I. (2020). Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine, 26 (5), 750-759.

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    Abstract

    A double burden of malnutrition occurs when individuals, household members or communities experience both undernutrition and overweight. Here, we show geospatial estimates of overweight and wasting prevalence among children under 5 years of age in 105 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) from 2000 to 2017 and aggregate these to policy-relevant administrative units. Wasting decreased overall across LMICs between 2000 and 2017, from 8.4% (62.3 (55.1–70.8) million) to 6.4% (58.3 (47.6–70.7) million), but is predicted to remain above the World Health Organization’s Global Nutrition Target of <5% in over half of LMICs by 2025. Prevalence of overweight increased from 5.2% (30 (22.8–38.5) million) in 2000 to 6.0% (55.5 (44.8–67.9) million) children aged under 5 years in 2017. Areas most affected by double burden of malnutrition were located in Indonesia, Thailand, southeastern China, Botswana, Cameroon and central Nigeria. Our estimates provide a new perspective to researchers, policy makers and public health agencies in their efforts to address this global childhood syndemic.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article was created by the "LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators". The full list of authors can be found here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0807-6 An author correction was added to this paper on the 02 July 2020 and can be viewed here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0972-7
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 11 Medical and Health Sciences; Immunology
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6
    Page Range: 750-759
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 16:09
    Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 10:15
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26144

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