Time trends in socio-economic inequalities in stunting prevalence: Analyses of repeated national surveys

María Clara Restrepo-Méndez, Aluísio J D Barros, Robert E Black, Cesar G. Victora

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Objective Much is known about national trends in child undernutrition, but there is little information on how socio-economic inequalities are evolving over time. We aimed to assess socio-economic inequalities in stunting prevalence over time. Design We selected nationally representative surveys carried out since the mid-1990s for which information was available on asset indices and on child anthropometry. We identified twenty-five countries that had at least two surveys over an interval of 10 years or more, totalling eighty-seven surveys. Stunting prevalence was calculated according to wealth quintiles. Absolute and relative inequalities were calculated and time trends were obtained by regression. Setting Nationally representative household surveys from twenty-five low- and middle-income countries. Subjects Children

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2097-2104
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Health Nutrition
Volume18
Issue number12
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StatePublished - Nov 20 2014

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Keywords

  • Child
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional status
  • Socio-economic factors
  • Stunting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Time trends in socio-economic inequalities in stunting prevalence : Analyses of repeated national surveys. / Restrepo-Méndez, María Clara; Barros, Aluísio J D; Black, Robert E; Victora, Cesar G.

In: Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 18, No. 12, 20.11.2014, p. 2097-2104.

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Restrepo-Méndez, María Clara ; Barros, Aluísio J D ; Black, Robert E ; Victora, Cesar G. / Time trends in socio-economic inequalities in stunting prevalence : Analyses of repeated national surveys. In: Public Health Nutrition. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 12. pp. 2097-2104.
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