Risk factors for childhood stunting in 137 developing countries: A comparative risk assessment analysis at global, regional and country level


Published in: 2016
Pages: 18

Publisher:
PLOS medicine

Author:
Danaei, G. et al.


Stunting affects one-third of children under 5 years old in developing countries, and 14% of childhood deaths are attributable to it. A large number of risk factors for stunting have been identified in epidemiological studies. However, the relative contribution of these risk factors to stunting has not been examined across countries. We estimated the number of stunting cases among children aged 24 - 35 mo (i.e., at the end of the 1,000 days' period of vulnerability) that are attributable to 18 risk factors in 137 developing countries.


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Danaei, G. et al. (2016). Risk factors for childhood stunting in 137 developing countries: A comparative risk assessment analysis at global, regional and country level. PLOS medicine


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