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Title: Stunting is a major risk factor for overweight: results from national surveys in 5 Arab countries
Authors: El Taguri, A.
Besmar, F.
Abdel Monem, A.
Betilmal, I.
Ricour, C.
Rolland Cachera, MF.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We analysed data on overweight and stunting from large national surveys performed between 2001 and 2004 in 5 Arab countries [Djibouti, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen]. Overweight and stunting were defined according to new WHO growth standards. Overweight ranged from 8.9% in Yemen to 20.2% in Syrian Arab Republic. The risk ratio [RR] for overweight in stunted children ranged from 2.14 in Djibouti to 3.85 in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. RR ranged from 0.76 in mildly stunted children of Yemen to 7.15 in severely stunted children in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Etiological fraction in the population ranged from 7.49% to 69.76%
Description: 549-562
Keywords: Risk Factors
Health Surveys
Body Mass Index
Subject: Overweight
ISSN: 1020-3397
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