The double burden of malnutrition in indigenous and nonindigenous Guatemalan populations.

@article{RamirezZea2014TheDB,
  title={The double burden of malnutrition in indigenous and nonindigenous Guatemalan populations.},
  author={Manuel Ramirez-Zea and Maria Fernanda Kroker-Lobos and Regina Close-Fernandez and Rebecca Kanter},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={
          1644S-51S
        }
}
BACKGROUND As the prevalence of obesity increases in developing countries, the double burden of malnutrition (DBM) has become a public health problem, particularly in countries such as Guatemala with a high concentration of indigenous communities where the prevalence of stunting remains high. OBJECTIVE The aim was to describe and analyze the prevalence of DBM over time (1998-2008) in indigenous and nonindigenous Guatemalan populations. DESIGN We used 3 National Maternal and Child Health… CONTINUE READING

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