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Mercedes de Onis
World Health Organization
PediatricsBreastfeedingPopulationMalnutritionMedicine
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#1Hannah Blencowe (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 41
#2Julia Krasevec (UNICEF)H-Index: 7
Last. Simon Cousens (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 87
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Summary Background Low birthweight (LBW) of less than 2500 g is an important marker of maternal and fetal health, predicting mortality, stunting, and adult-onset chronic conditions. Global nutrition targets set at the World Health Assembly in 2012 include an ambitious 30% reduction in LBW prevalence between 2012 and 2025. Estimates to track progress towards this target are lacking; with this analysis, we aim to assist in setting a baseline against which to assess progress towards the achievement...
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#1Hannah BlencoweH-Index: 41
#2Julia KrasevecH-Index: 7
Last. Simon CousensH-Index: 87
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Data produced by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, LSHTM and Johns Hopkins University to estimate national low birthweight (LBW) and numbers for 195 countries. LBW data was collated through a systematic review of national routine/registration systems, nationally representative surveys, and other data sources, and subsequently modelled using restricted maximum likelihood estimation with country-level random effects. Data includes a list of 1447 rate data points used as an input to the modell...
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#1James P. Wirth (IRD: Institut de recherche pour le développement)H-Index: 7
#2Brenda Kitilya (NIMR: National Institute for Medical Research)
Last. Elodie Becquey (IFPRI: International Food Policy Research Institute)H-Index: 6
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#1Mercedes de Onis (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 54
#2Elaine Borghi (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 19
Last. Rafael Flores-Ayala (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 16
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Objective Prevalence ranges to classify levels of wasting and stunting have been used since the 1990s for global monitoring of malnutrition. Recent developments prompted a re-examination of existing ranges and development of new ones for childhood overweight. The present paper reports from the WHO–UNICEF Technical Expert Advisory Group on Nutrition Monitoring. Design Thresholds were developed in relation to sd of the normative WHO Child Growth Standards. The international definition of ‘normal’ ...
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#1Mercedes de OnisH-Index: 54
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#1James P. WirthH-Index: 7
#2Fabian RohnerH-Index: 19
Last. Bradley A. WoodruffH-Index: 19
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Poor linear growth in children <5 years old, or stunting, is a serious public health problem particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a conceptual framework on the Context, Causes and Consequences of Childhood Stunting (the ‘WHO framework’) that identifies specific and general factors associated with stunting. The framework is based upon a global review of data, and we have applied it to a country-level analysis where health and nutrition policies...
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To receive stakeholders' feedback on the new structure of the Nutritional Disorders section of the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11).A twenty-five-item survey questionnaire on the ICD-11 Nutritional Disorders section was developed and sent out via email. The international online survey investigated participants' current use of the ICD and their opinion of the new structure being proposed for ICD-11. The LimeSurvey® software was used to conduct the survey. Summary s...
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#1James P. WirthH-Index: 7
#2Fabian RohnerH-Index: 19
Last. Mary H. Hodges (Helen Keller International)H-Index: 12
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To identify the factors associated with anemia and to document the severity of micronutrient deficiencies, malaria and inflammation, a nationally representative cross-sectional survey was conducted. A three-stage sampling procedure was used to randomly select children <5 years of age and adult women from households in two strata (urban and rural). Household and individual data were collected, and blood samples from children and women were used to measure the prevalence of malaria, inflammation, ...
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#1Mercedes de Onis (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 54
#2Francesco Branca (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 31
Childhood stunting is the best overall indicator of children's well-being and an accurate reflection of social inequalities. Stunting is the most prevalent form of child malnutrition with an estimated 161 million children worldwide in 2013 falling below −2 SD from the length-for-age/height-for-age World Health Organization Child Growth Standards median. Many more millions suffer from some degree of growth faltering as the entire length-for-age/height-for-age z-score distribution is shifted to th...
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#1Fabian RohnerH-Index: 19
#2James P. WirthH-Index: 7
Last. Mercedes de OnisH-Index: 54
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Salt iodization programs are a public health success in tackling iodine deficiency. Yet, a large proportion of the world’s population remains at risk for iodine deficiency. In a nationally representative cross-sectional survey in Sierra Leone, household salt samples and women’s urine samples were quantitatively analyzed for iodine content. Salt was collected from 1123 households, and urine samples from 817 non-pregnant and 154 pregnant women. Household coverage with adequately iodized salt (≥15 ...
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