This report presents findings from ten Demographic and Health Surveys to compare the prevalence of stunting, wasting, underweight, and overweight in children under 5 years by two international standards: the 1977 International Growth Reference and the 2006 Child Growth Standards. The findings have implications for evaluating children’s nutritional status and for analyzing trends.

Author(s): Kothari M, Rutstein S, Sangha J

Corporate author(s): Demographic and Health Research, PATH, ICF Macro

Publication date: September 2009

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Related regions: Global

See also: Maternal and child health > Nutrition

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