Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017 Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A double burden of malnutrition occurs when individuals, household members or communities experience both undernutrition and overweight. Here, we show geospatial estimates of overweight and wasting prevalence among children under 5 years of age in 105 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) from 2000 to 2017 and aggregate these to policy-relevant administrative units. Wasting decreased overall across LMICs between 2000 and 2017, from 8.4% (62.3 (55.1-70.8) million) to 6.4% (58.3 (47.6-70.7) million), but is predicted to remain above the World Health Organization's Global Nutrition Target of <5% in over half of LMICs by 2025. Prevalence of overweight increased from 5.2% (30 (22.8-38.5) million) in 2000 to 6.0% (55.5 (44.8-67.9) million) children aged under 5 years in 2017. Areas most affected by double burden of malnutrition were located in Indonesia, Thailand, southeastern China, Botswana, Cameroon and central Nigeria. Our estimates provide a new perspective to researchers, policy makers and public health agencies in their efforts to address this global childhood syndemic.

authors

  • Wijeratne, Tissa
  • Kinyoki, DK
  • Ross, JM
  • Lazzar-Atwood, A
  • Munro, SB
  • Schaeffer, LE
  • Abbasalizad-Farhangi, M
  • Abbasi, M
  • Abbastabar, H
  • Abdelalim, A
  • Abdoli, A
  • Abdollahi, M
  • Abdollahpour, I
  • Abdulkader, RS
  • Abebe, ND
  • Abebo, TA
  • Abegaz, KH
  • Abolhassani, H
  • Abreu, LG
  • Abrigo, MRM
  • Abushouk, AI
  • Accrombessi, MMK
  • Acharya, D
  • Adabi, M
  • Adebiyi, AO
  • Adedeji, IA
  • Adekanmbi, V
  • Adeoye, AM
  • Adetokunboh, OO
  • Adham, D
  • Aduroja, PE
  • Advani, SM
  • Afarideh, M
  • Aghaali, M
  • Agrawal, A
  • Ahmad, T
  • Ahmadi, K
  • Ahmadi, S
  • Ahmed, MB
  • Ahmed, R
  • Ajumobi, O
  • Akal, CG
  • Akalu, TY
  • Akinyemiju, T
  • Akombi, B
  • Al-Aly, Z
  • Alam, S
  • Alamene, GM
  • Alanzi, TM
  • Rabanal, JEA
  • Alema, NM
  • Ali, BA
  • Ali, M
  • Alijanzadeh, M
  • Alinia, C
  • Alipour, V
  • Alizade, H
  • Aljunid, SM
  • Almasi, A
  • Almasi-Hashiani, A
  • Al-Mekhlafi, HM
  • Al-Raddadi, RM
  • Altirkawi, K
  • Alvis-Guzman, N
  • Alvis-Zakzuk, NJ
  • Amare, AT
  • Amegah, AK
  • Amini, S
  • Rarani, MA
  • Amiri, F
  • Amit, AML
  • Anber, NH
  • Andrei, CL
  • Ansari, F
  • Ansari-Moghaddam, A
  • Anteneh, ZA
  • Antonio, CAT
  • Antriyandarti, E
  • Anvari, D
  • Anwer, R
  • Appiah, SCY
  • Arabloo, J
  • Arab-Zozani, M
  • Araya, EM
  • Arefi, Z
  • Aremu, O
  • Ärnlöv, J
  • Arzani, A
  • Asadi-Aliabadi, M
  • Asadi-Pooya, AA
  • Asgari, S
  • Asghari, B
  • Ashagre, AF
  • Asrat, AA
  • Ataeinia, B
  • Atalay, HT
  • Atnafu, DD
  • Atout, MMW
  • Ausloos, M
  • Avokpaho, EFGA
  • Awasthi, A
  • Rahman, Muhammad

publication date

  • 2020