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

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LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators,
Published in: Nat Med
May 2020

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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Nat Med

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1546-170X

Publication Date

May 2020

Volume

26

Issue

5

Start / End Page

750 / 759

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Social Class
  • Prevalence
  • Poverty
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Nutritional Status
  • Malnutrition
  • Male
  • Infant, Newborn
 

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LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators, . (2020). Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nat Med, 26(5), 750–759. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6
LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators, David M. “Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017.Nat Med 26, no. 5 (May 2020): 750–59. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6.
LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators. Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nat Med. 2020 May;26(5):750–9.
LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators, David M. “Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017.Nat Med, vol. 26, no. 5, May 2020, pp. 750–59. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6.
LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators. Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nat Med. 2020 May;26(5):750–759.

Published In

Nat Med

DOI

EISSN

1546-170X

Publication Date

May 2020

Volume

26

Issue

5

Start / End Page

750 / 759

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Social Class
  • Prevalence
  • Poverty
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Nutritional Status
  • Malnutrition
  • Male
  • Infant, Newborn