Effects and determinants of mild underweight among preschool children across countries and over time.

@article{Bhagowalia2011EffectsAD,
  title={Effects and determinants of mild underweight among preschool children across countries and over time.},
  author={Priya Bhagowalia and Susan E. Chen and William A Masters},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={66-77}
}
Research on malnutrition typically focuses on extreme cases which pose the greatest individual health risks, but researchers comparing populations might find that variation in mild malnutrition conveys valuable information about public health. This paper constructs and compares new measures of the prevalence, depth and severity of both mild and extreme underweight in children from three months to three years of age, as measured by 130 DHS surveys for 53 countries over a period from 1986 to 2006… CONTINUE READING