Trends in Mild, Moderate, and Severe Stunting and Underweight, and Progress towards MDG1 in 141 Developing Countries: A Systematic Analysis of Population Representative Data

Journal Articles
Sectors:
M&E, Nutrition
Organization:
The Lancet
Author:
Gretchen Stevens, Mariel M. Finucane, Christopher J. Paciorek, et al.
Region:
Global
Resource Publication Date:
July, 2012
Content Format:
Text

​A look at global trends in children's anthropometric status. Main results indicate that in 2011, 314 million children under five were mildly, moderately, or severely stunted and 258 million were mildly, modertately, or severely underweight. These figures place developing countries with less than a 5% chance of meeting the MDG1 target.

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