Where the Standard Makes the Difference in the Real World of Malnutrition: Analysis of 10 Countries With DHS Data

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.

Publication date: September 2009

Where the Standard Makes the Difference in the Real World of Malnutrition: Analysis of 10 Countries With DHS Data

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