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Title of Paper: Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences

Type of Paper: Paper in a Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition

Purpose: To define the prevalence of maternal and childhood undernutrition and to discuss the disease burden of undernutrition. Specifically, the paper includes both new analyses and previously published results on the prevalence of, risk factors for, and the disease burden of undernutrition.

Introduction:

Prevalence of Childhood Undernutrition:

Risk Factors for Undernutrition:

Health Consequences of Undernutrition:

Reference:

Black RE, Allen LH, Bhutta ZA, et al. Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences. The Lancet. 2008;371(9608):243-260.


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