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Stunting: Malnutrition or Exploitation?

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Childhood stunting is one of the most significant impediments to human development, globally affecting approximately 162 million children under the age of 5 years. Stunting, or being too short for one’s age, is defined as a height that is more than two standard deviations below the Child Growth Standards median of the World Health Organization (WHO).1 Factors that contribute to stunted growth and development include – but are not
limited to – poor maternal health and nutrition, inadequate infant and young child feeding practices, and infection.

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Year 2016
Authors Fred de Vries
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/ZULH1571
DOI Number 10.52439/ZULH1571
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