Is the lesser growth of African schoolchildren essentially prejudicial to their present and future health?

Abstract

In African and other Third World countries, 20-50% of schoolchildren lie under the 5th centile of US National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) growth reference standards for weight- and height-for-age. Such lesser growth, orthodoxly, categorizes those affected as malnourished, at greater risk of disease, of lesser intelligence, and in need of nutritional… (More)

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@article{Walker1995IsTL, title={Is the lesser growth of African schoolchildren essentially prejudicial to their present and future health?}, author={A. R. Hight Walker and Bendu Walker and I I Glatthaar}, journal={Tropical and geographical medicine}, year={1995}, volume={47 4}, pages={145-50} }