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Severine Frison, Francesco Checchi, Marko Kerac
BACKGROUND: Acute malnutrition is a major public health issue in low-income countries. It includes both wasting and edematous malnutrition, but the terms wasting and acute malnutrition are often used interchangeably. Little is known about the burden of edematous malnutrition, and few large-scale surveys measure it. OBJECTIVE: Most acute malnutrition might be captured by the measurement of wasting alone, but this is unknown. This article aims to fill this gap. DESIGN: This article presents a secondary data analysis of 852 nutrition cross-sectional survey data sets of children aged 6-59 mo...
November 2015: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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