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Type: Journal article
Title: Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017
Author: Amare, A.
Bhandari, D.
Gill, T.
Hariyani, N.
Noubiap Nzeale, J.
LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators
Citation: Nature Medicine, 2020; 26(5):750-759
Publisher: Nature Research
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 1078-8956
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Damaris K. Kinyoki ... Azmeraw T. Amare ... Dinesh Bhandari ... Tiffany K. Gill ... Ninuk Hariyani ... Jean Jacques Noubiap ... et al. (LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators)
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.
Keywords: LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators
Wasting Syndrome
Nutritional Status
Developing Countries
Social Class
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Geographic Mapping
Pediatric Obesity
Description: Published online: 20 April 2020. Corrected by: Author Correction: Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017 (Nature Medicine, (2020), 26, 5, (750-759), 10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6). Nature Medicine volume 26, page1308(2020). In the version of this article initially published, an author’s name was incorrect (Yesdhambel T. Nigatu). The correct name is ‘Yeshambel T. Nigatu’. Another author’s name and affiliation were incorrect (Mowafa Housseh; Division of Information and Computing Technology, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar). The correct name and affiliation are ‘Mowafa Househ’ and ‘College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar’. Also, author Ewerton Cousin (affiliation, Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil) was not listed. This author has now been included. The errors have been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.
Rights: © The Author(s) 2020. Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/4.0/.
DOI: 10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6
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