Stunting and severe stunting among children under-5 years in Nigeria: A multilevel analysis

@inproceedings{Akombi2017StuntingAS,
  title={Stunting and severe stunting among children under-5 years in Nigeria: A multilevel analysis},
  author={Blessing Jaka Akombi and Kingsley Emwinyore Agho and John Joseph Hall and Dafna R. Merom and Thomas Astell-Burt and Andre M N Renzaho},
  booktitle={BMC pediatrics},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Stunting has been identified as one of the major proximal risk factors for poor physical and mental development of children under-5 years. Stunting predominantly occurs in the first 1000 days of life (0-23 months) and continues to the age of five. This study examines factors associated with stunting and severe stunting among children under-5 years in Nigeria. METHODS The sample included 24,529 children aged 0-59 months from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS… CONTINUE READING
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