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

Authors
 LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators 
Citation
 NATURE MEDICINE, Vol.26(5) : 750-759, 2020-05 
Journal Title
 NATURE MEDICINE 
ISSN
 1078-8956 
Issue Date
2020-05
MeSH
Child ; Child, Preschool ; Demography ; Developing Countries / statistics & numerical data* ; Female ; Geographic Mapping ; Humans ; Income / statistics & numerical data ; Infant ; Infant, Newborn ; Male ; Malnutrition / epidemiology ; Nutritional Status ; Overweight / epidemiology* ; Pediatric Obesity / epidemiology ; Poverty / statistics & numerical data* ; Prevalence ; Social Class ; Wasting Syndrome / epidemiology*
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.
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DOI
10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pediatrics (소아청소년과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Shin, Jae Il(신재일) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2326-1820
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/179180
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