Worldwide Timing of Growth Faltering: Revisiting Implications for Interventions

  title={Worldwide Timing of Growth Faltering: Revisiting Implications for Interventions},
  author={Cesar Gomes Victora and Mercedes de On{\'i}s and Pedro Rodrigues Curi Hallal and Monika Bl{\"o}ssner and Roger Shrimpton},
  pages={e473 - e480}
OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to describe worldwide growth-faltering patterns by using the new World Health Organization (WHO) standards. METHODS: We analyzed information available from the WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition, comprising data from national anthropometric surveys from 54 countries. Anthropometric data comprise weight-for-age, length/height-for-age, and weight-for-length/height z scores. The WHO regions were used to aggregate countries: Europe and Central Asia; Latin… 

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