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Aditi Krishna
Harvard University
Child developmentDemographyMalnutritionMedicineDeveloping country
19Publications
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#1Jongho HeoH-Index: 7
#2Aditi Krishna (U of T: University of Toronto)
Last. Juhwan Oh (Harvard University)
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Inadequate child physical growth and cognitive development share common individual-level risk factors. Less understood is how outcomes co-cluster at the community level and to what extent certain community-level characteristics influence the clustering. This study aims to quantify the extent to which child growth and development co-occur across communities, and to identify community-level characteristics associated with the clustering of the two development dimensions. We used longitudinal data ...
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#1Aditi KrishnaH-Index: 9
#2Juhwan Oh (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 13
Last. S. V. Subramanian (Harvard University)H-Index: 82
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#1Aditi KrishnaH-Index: 9
#2Iván Mejía-Guevara (Stanford University)H-Index: 8
Last. S. V. Subramanian (Harvard University)H-Index: 82
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We analysed socio-economic inequalities in stunting in South Asia and investigated disparities associated with factors at the individual, caregiver, and household levels (poor dietary diversity, low maternal education, and household poverty). We used time-series analysis of data from 55,459 children ages 6–23 months from Demographic and Health Surveys in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan (1991–2014). Logistic regression models, adjusted for age, sex, birth order, and place of residency, exa...
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#1Daniel E. RothH-Index: 17
#2Aditi KrishnaH-Index: 9
Last. Aluísio J. D. BarrosH-Index: 54
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#1Michael LeungH-Index: 2
#2Nandita PerumalH-Index: 9
Last. Daniel E. RothH-Index: 17
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Metrics to quantify child growth vary across studies of the developmental origins of health and disease. We conducted a scoping review of child growth studies in which length/height, weight or body mass index (BMI) was measured at 2 time points. From a 10% random sample of eligible studies published between Jan 2010-Jun 2016, and all eligible studies from Oct 2015-June 2016, we classified growth metrics based on author-assigned labels (e.g., 'weight gain') and a 'content signature', a numeric co...
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#1Daniel E. Roth (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 17
#2Aditi KrishnaH-Index: 9
Last. Aluísio J. D. Barros (UFPEL: Universidade Federal de Pelotas)H-Index: 54
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Summary Background The causes of early childhood linear growth faltering (known as stunting) in low-income and middle-income countries remain inadequately understood. We aimed to determine if the progressive postnatal decline in mean height-for-age Z score (HAZ) in low-income and middle-income countries is driven by relatively slow growth of certain high-risk children versus faltering of the entire population. Methods Distributions of HAZ (based on WHO growth standards) were analysed in 3-month ...
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#1Jessica M. Perkins (Vandy: Vanderbilt University)H-Index: 15
#2Rockli Kim (Harvard University)H-Index: 8
Last. S. V. Subramanian (Harvard University)H-Index: 82
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Stunting, caused by experiences of chronic nutritional deprivation, affects approximately 25% of children under age five globally (i.e., 156 million children). In this review, evidence of a relationship between stunting and child development in low- and middle-income countries is summarized, and issues for further research are discussed. We focus on studies that measured low height-for-age among children less than 5 years old as the exposure and gross/fine motor skills, psychosocial competencies...
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#1Mark P. McGovern (Queen's University)H-Index: 23
#2Aditi Krishna (Harvard University)H-Index: 9
Last. S. V. Subramanian (Harvard University)H-Index: 82
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To understand the full impact of stunting in childhood it is important to consider the long run effects of undernutrition on the outcomes of adults who were affected in early life. Focusing on the costs of stunting provides a means of evaluating the economic case for investing in childhood nutrition. We review the literature on the association between stunting and undernutrition in childhood and economic outcomes in adulthood. At the national level, we also evaluate the evidence linking stunting...
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#1Jessica M. Perkins (Harvard University)H-Index: 15
#2Hwa-Young Lee (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 6
Last. S. V. Subramanian (Harvard University)H-Index: 82
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ObjectiveWe sought to assess how widowhood among older adults in India was associated with alcohol consumption, smoking, and use of chewing tobacco or other drugs.MethodData were collected in 2011 from 9,852 adults aged 60 and older from seven regionally diverse states in India. Regression analyses provided estimates of the relationship between widowhood and having smoked cigarettes, consumed alcohol, or used chewed tobacco or other drugs in the past month among men, adjusting for demographic an...
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#1Jessica M. Perkins (Harvard University)H-Index: 15
#2Hwa-Young Lee (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 6
Last. S. V. Subramanian (Harvard University)H-Index: 82
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Background Previous research has demonstrated health benefits of marriage and the potential for worse outcomes during widowhood in some populations. However, few studies have assessed the relevance of widowhood and widowhood duration to a variety of health-related outcomes and chronic diseases among older adults in India, and even fewer have examined these relationships stratified by gender.
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