Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences

@article{Black2008MaternalAC,
  title={Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences},
  author={R. Black and L. Allen and Z. Bhutta and L. Caulfield and M. Onis and M. Ezzati and C. Mathers and Juan Rivera},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2008},
  volume={371},
  pages={243-260}
}
Maternal and child undernutrition is highly prevalent in low-income and middle-income countries, resulting in substantial increases in mortality and overall disease burden. In this paper, we present new analyses to estimate the effects of the risks related to measures of undernutrition, as well as to suboptimum breastfeeding practices on mortality and disease. We estimated that stunting, severe wasting, and intrauterine growth restriction together were responsible for 2·2 million deaths and 21… Expand
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