Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017

LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators, Including:, Ahmadi, Keivan and Rodriguez, Alina (2020) Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine, 26 (5). pp. 750-759. ISSN 1078-8956

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Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017
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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:childhood obesity, childhood wasting, Local Burden of Disease, low and middle income countries
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
Divisions:College of Science
ID Code:40849
Deposited On:19 May 2020 16:37

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