Malnutrition general

Find below a list of research papers on malnutrition.

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Malnutrition prevalence

Black, R.E., Morris, S.S., Bryce, J. (2003) Where and why are 10 million children dying every year? Child Survival Series I. Lancet 361: 2226–2234.

Briend, A., Garenne, M., Maire, B., Fontaine, O., Dieng, K. (1989) Nutritional status, age and survival: the muscle mass hypothesis. Eur J Clin Nutr 1989; 43: 715-726.

Caulfield, L.E., de Onis, M., Blossner, M., Black, R.E. (2004) Undernutrition as an underlying cause of child deaths associated with diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria and measles. Am J Clin Nutr 80: 193–198.

Jones, G., Steketee, R.W., Black, R.E., Bhutta, Z.A., Morris, S.S. and Bellagio Child Health Group. (2003) How many child deaths can we prevent this year? The Lancet 362:6-71.

Pelletier, D.I., Frongillo, E.A. Jr,, Schroeder. D,G,, Habicht. J.P. (1994) A methodology for estimating the contribution of malnutrition to child mortality in developing countries. J Nutr 124: 2106–2122.

Pelletier, D.L. (1994) The relationship between child anthropometry and mortality in developing countries: implications for policy, programs and future research. J Nutr 1994; 124 (suppl): 2047S-2081S.

Pelletier, D.L., Frongillo, E.A. (2003) Changes in child survival are strongly associated with changes in malnutrition in developing countries. J Nutr 2003; 133: 107-119.

Pelletier, D.L., Frongillo, E.A. Jr,, Schroeder, D.G., Habicht, J.P. (1995) The effects of malnutrition on child mortality in developing countries. Bull World Health Organ 1995; 73: 443-448.

Rice, A.L., Sacco, L., Hyder, A., Black, R.E. (2000) Malnutrition as an underlying cause of childhood deaths associated with infectious diseases in developing countries. Bull World Health Organ 2000; 78: 1207-1221.

Vella, V., Tomkins, A., Ndiku, J., Marshal, T., Cortinovis, I. (1994) Anthropometry as a predictor for mortality among Ugandan children, allowing for socio-economic variables. Eur J Clin Nutr 1994; 48: 189-197.

Weisstaub, G., Araya, M. (2008) Acute malnutrition in latin america: the challenge of ending avoidable deaths. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 Aug;47 Suppl 1:S10-4.

Malnutrition strategies

Briend, A., Prudhon, C., Prinzo, Z.W., Dealmans, B., Mason, J.B. (1995) Putting back the management of severe malnutrition on the International Health Agenda. Keynote paper 2005 WHO Consultation on the Community Based Treatment of Severe Malnutrition Geneva: World Health Organization. Link

Hoddinott, J., Maluccio, J.A., Behrman, J., Flores, R., Martorell, R. (2008) Effects of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adults. The Lancet, 371: 411-416.

Masanja, H., de Savigny, D., Smithson, P., Schellenberg, J., John, T., Mbuya, C., Upunda, G., Boerma, T., Victoria, C., Smith, T & Mshinda, H. (2008) Child survival gains in Tanzania: analysis of data from demographic and health surveys. The Lancet, 2008; 371: 1276-1283.

Malnutrition classification

Bloem, M. (2007) The 2006 WHO child growth standards. British Medical Journal, 2007, April 7: 334 (7596): 733.

Briend, A., Dykewicz, C., Graven, K., Mazumder, R.N., Wojtyniak, B., Bennish, M. (1986) Usefulness of nutritional indices and classification in predicting death of malnourished children. BMJ 1986; 293: 373-376.

Collins, S. and Yates, R. (2003) The need to update the classification of acute malnutrition. Lancet 2003; 362: 249.

De Onis, M., Onyango, A.W., Borghi, E., Garza, C., Yang, H., and WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study Group. (2006) Comparison of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards and the National Center for Health Statistics/WHO international growth reference: implications for child health programmes. Public Health Nutrition 9 (7): 942-7.

Seal, A. and Kerac, M. (2007) Operational implications of using 2006 World Health Organisation growth standards in nutrition programmes: secondary data analysis. British Medical Journal, 2007, April 7: 334 (7596): 705-6.