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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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dc.contributor Háskólinn í Reykjavík
dc.contributor Reykjavik University
dc.contributor.author Nigatu, Yeshambel Tesfa
dc.contributor.author Sigfúsdóttir, Inga Dóra
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-02T14:13:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-02T14:13:53Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04-20
dc.identifier.citation Kinyoki, D. K., Ross, J. M., Lazzar-Atwood, A., Munro, S. B., Schaeffer, L. E., Bhattacharjee, N. V., Collison, M. L., Cork, M. A., Cormier, N., Weaver, N. D., Deshpande, A., Dharmaratne, S. D., Earl, L., Henry, N. J., Hollerich, G., Johnson, K. B., Kassebaum, N. J., Krohn, K. J., Letourneau, I. D., … Zhao, X.-J. (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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6
dc.identifier.issn 1078-8956
dc.identifier.issn 1546-170X (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2267
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.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.
dc.format.extent 750-759
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nature Medicine;26(5)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
dc.subject General Medicine
dc.subject Public health
dc.subject Children
dc.subject Obesity
dc.subject Risk factors
dc.subject Signs and symptoms
dc.subject Malnutrition
dc.subject Lífefnafræði
dc.subject Erfðafræði
dc.subject Sameindalíffræði
dc.subject Læknisfræði
dc.subject Lýðheilsa
dc.subject Börn
dc.subject Offita
dc.subject Áhættuþættir
dc.subject Sjúkdómseinkenni
dc.subject Næringarskortur
dc.title Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017
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dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6
dc.contributor.department Sálfræðideild (HR)
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology (RU)
dc.contributor.school Samfélagssvið (HR)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (RU)

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