The risk of maternal nutritional depletion and poor outcomes increases in early or closely spaced pregnancies. 2012. p. 1–8. Article  Our study found that children who lived in urban areas of Pakistan were more vulnerable to become stunted. King JC. Moreover, they make comparative choices of available health services over traditional practices for improved healthcare of their children [24]. 19 Height-for-age z score, weight-for-age z score, and weight-for-height z score were calculated by comparing the child’s measurements with the median value in the reference population of the National … SK conceived the idea, drafts the manuscript and interpreted the results. 2015;10(11):e0142301. PubMed Google Scholar. Population base: Living children born 0-59 months before the survey (PR file), Time period: Current status at time of survey, 1)     Severely stunted: Number of children whose height-for-age z-score is below minus 3 (‑3.0) standard deviations (SD) below the mean on the WHO Child Growth Standards (hc70 < ‑300), 2)     Moderately or severely stunted: Number of children whose height-for-age z-score is below minus 2 (‑2.0) standard deviations (SD) below the mean on the WHO Child Growth Standards (hc70 < -200), 3)     Mean z-score for height-for-age: Sum of the z-scores of children with a non-flagged height for age score (∑ hc70/100, if hc70 < 9990), 4)     Severely wasted: Number of children whose weight-for-height z-score is below minus 3 (‑3.0) standard deviations (SD) below the mean on the WHO Child Growth Standards (hc72 < ‑300), 5)     Moderately or severely wasted: Number of children whose weight-for-height z-score is below minus 2 (‑2.0) standard deviations (SD) below the mean on the WHO Child Growth Standards (hc72 < -200), 6)     Overweight: Number of children whose weight-for-height z-score is above plus 2 (+2.0) standard deviations (SD) above the mean on the WHO Child Growth Standards (hc72 > 200 & hc72 < 9990), 7)     Mean z-score for weight for height: Sum of the z-scores of children with a non-flagged weight for height score (∑ hc72/100, if hc72 < 9990), 8)     Severely underweight: Number of children whose weight-for-age z-score is below minus 3 (‑3.0) standard deviations (SD) below the mean on the WHO Child Growth Standards (hc71 < -300), 9)     Moderately underweight: Number of children whose weight-for-age z-score is below minus 2 (‑2.0) standard deviations (SD) below the mean on the WHO Child Growth Standards (hc71 < ‑200), 10)  Overweight for age: Number of children whose weight-for-age z-score is above plus 2 (+2.0) standard deviations (SD) above the mean on the WHO Child Growth Standards (hc71 > 200 & hc71 < 9990), 11)  Mean z-score for weight for age: Sum of the z-scores of children with a non-flagged weight for age score (∑ hc71/100, if hc71 < 9990). Wasting is low weight for age; the indicator measures children age 5 years and under whose weight for age is two or more standard deviations below the median weight for age of a reference population. This may lead to increased susceptibility to stunting among male children. CAS  2017;36(1):17. 2009;89(4):1125–31. History Themes. Black RE, Victora CG, Walker SP, et al. Int J health Policy Manag. In DHS Methodological Reports No. All authors read and approved final manuscript. The authors have obtained the data from MEASURE DHS website (URL: https://www.dhsprogram.com/data/available-datasets.cfm) following their data obtaining procedure. stunting, wasting and underweight amongst Grade 1-learners in the North West Province of South Africa and, secondly, to determine whether this status is related to gender, race and There have been efforts in the past to address nutritional issues among young girls, pregnant and lactating women in country with different nutrition programs such as “Tawana Pakistan Project” [40]. Donner A.J., M. Ezzati; Nutrition Impact Model Study Group (Child Growth). 2018;14(2):e12516. Islamabad and Calverton: NIPS and ICF International; 2013. Briefly, mean age of the children was 2.1 years (SD 1.4) of which majority were males (50.7%), lived in rural areas (56.7%) and had mothers with no formal education (52.3%). 11. Lancet. The overall (age and sex combined) rates of stunting, underweight and wasting were 23.9%, 31.0% and 9.4%, respectively.The rate of underweight and wasting was higher among girls (underweight = 35.1%, wasting = 12.2%) compared with boys (underweight = 26.5%, wast- ing = 6.3%). The percentages of women, by category, are equal to the category numerators divided by the denominator and multiplied by 100. Table 2 shows the most common indicators for the nutritional statusof children < 5 and adults Anthropometric Indicators (stunting, wasting, underweight, MUAC, BMI) • stunting = height-for-age Z-scores below -2 SD of reference population Indicator for long-term nutritional deprivation. b19_01 exists in DHS-7 surveys. Story of change: Wasting and stunting project. Two step wise models were constructed for the study, based on the categorization of the independent variables into sociodemographic-maternal and child level factors. The 2011 national nutrition survey reported that 44% of under-five children in Pakistan were stunted, 15% were wasted and 31% were underweight [14]. Received 22 October 2020. Arif GM, Hamid S. Urbanization, city growth and quality of life in Pakistan. Determinants of stunting and severe stunting among under-fives: evidence from the 2011 Nepal demographic and health survey. 1. Factors associated with underweight among under-five children in eastern Nepal: community-based cross-sectional study. Factors associated with malnutrition among under-five children: illustration using Bangladesh demographic and health survey, 2014 data. Subramanian. However, different forms of malnutrition can also occur concurrently in children [6]. 10.65). Additionally, when the data are collected the weight variable includes two decimal places for weight (e.g. WHO/NCHS normalized reference weight-for-height for adolescents (130.5-163.5 cm girls and 130.5-174.5 cm boys) Adhikari D, Khatri RB, Paudel YR, Poudyal AK. Felisbino-Mendes MS, Villamor E, Velasquez-Melendez G. Association of maternal and child nutritional status in Brazil: a population based cross-sectional study. The effect of maternal child marriage on morbidity and mortality of children under 5 in India: cross sectional study of a nationally representative sample. In Pakistan, the high trend of stunting in urban areas may be due to the rapid urbanization of people migrating from rural areas for work and better living conditions. 2007;96(5):693–6. Guideline: Updates on the management of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. Chowdhury MR, Rahman MS, Khan MM, Mondal MN, Rahman MM, Billah B. 2017;5:350. CAS  On the other hand, child age, maternal education and age, family poverty and alcohol drinking were risk factors for wasting. These indicators could be presented based on the IR file or the PR file. Z-scores for height-for-age and weight-for-age are assigned special values to children with incomplete date of birth (month or year missing or “don’t know”) as the z-scores are sensitive to changes in age. 2016;12(S1):210–8. The DHS Program STATcompiler. Multivariate analysis with the addition of maternal and child related factors (Model 1 and Model 2) indicated that children whose mothers had no education were more likely to be wasted (aOR = 3.61, 95%CI 1.33–9.82). Public Health Nutr. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Finucane, C.J. 1) Percentage of children under 5 years of age, by nutritional status:a. Stuntedb. There are multiple factors that contribute to childhood malnutrition. … PubMed  All comparisons between surveys, either over time or between countries, should take into account the possible differences in the defined population base. Darteh EK, Acquah E, Kumi-Kyereme A. Correlates of stunting among children in Ghana. 2016;37(3):409–24. Brhane G, Regassa N. Nutritional status of children under five years of age in Shire Indaselassie, North Ethiopia: examining the prevalence and risk factors. Since mother’s nutritional and health status has critical importance in early child growth and development [39], mother’s nutritional status should be considered when making policies for reducing the child malnutrition. Therefore, launching community based nutritional education programs, implementing … 1 ... require military escorts the cost of which are not included in that $30 billion and in fact are almost impossible to calculate. Google Scholar. Nutritional status was evaluated using anthropometric indices; height-for-age, weight-for-height and weight-for-age, as proxy measures of three forms of under-five malnutrition including stunting, wasting and underweight respectively. A bivariate analysis was performed to find out the differentials in prevalence of stunting, and multivariate logistic regression was performed to also assess the association of stunting with potential risk … However, future studies and large scale national surveys may be needed to record the age of the first pregnancy, a more important factor than age of marriage, to investigate relationships between mother’s age and child nutritional status. Geographical and socioeconomic inequalities in women and children's nutritional status in Pakistan in 2011: an analysis of data from a nationally representative survey. 12 (2017): e1249-e1257, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(17)30418-7/fulltext, Stevens G.A., M.M. The magnitude of malnutrition observed in this study reinforced the need to take actions to improve the nutritional status of children in Pakistan. Children with height-for-age z-scores below -6 SD or above +6 SD, with weight-for-age z-scores below -6 SD or above +5 SD, or with weight for height z-scores below -5 SD or above +5 SD are flagged as having invalid data. Majrooh MA, Hasnain S, Akram J, Siddiqui A, Memon ZA. Mother’s height was significantly associated with child stunting as children whose mothers had short stature (< 145 cm) were more likely to be stunted (cOR = 3.05, 95%CI 1.68–5.55). J Public Health Res. CAS  The PDHS 2012–2013 has taken into account the standard ethical guidelines of the measure DHS program. The relationship between wasting and stunting: a retrospective cohort analysis of longitudinal data in Gambian children from 1976 to 2016 To calculate the burden of wasting and concurrent wasting and stunting, we used the 0 to 59-month-old population for the corresponding country and survey year from the State of the World Children annual reports. The PDHS 2012–2013 has taken into account the standard ethical guidelines of the measure DHS program [26]. J Pediatr. 2017. “Child Anthropometry Data Quality from Demographic and Health Surveys, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, and National Nutrition Surveys in the West Central Africa Region: Are We Comparing Apples and Oranges?” Glob Health Action 10(1):1328185. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2017.1328185. UNICEF. Stunting and wasting were measured in all 3 DHS by measuring the weight of each child along with the length of children younger than 24 months or the height of children aged 24 to 59 months using standard procedures. Di Cesare M, Bhatti Z, Soofi SB, Fortunato L, Ezzati M, Bhutta ZA. Aguayo VM, Nair R, Badgaiyan N, Krishna V. Determinants of stunting and poor linear growth in children under 2 years of age in India: an in-depth analysis of Maharashtra's comprehensive nutrition survey. Google Scholar. 2013;163(2):549–54. Lancet Glob Health. In phases of the DHS survey before DHS-IV, only children of interviewed women and who were under 5 years old (or the cutoff for the health section of the individual questionnaire) were weighed and measured. About 20.6% of the children were from poorest households, whereas, 19.9% of the children were from richest households. Malnutrition remains a critical public health problem among children under the age of five years in developing countries including Pakistan. A stunted child may also have a poorer immune system, brain function, and organ development. Number of children aged 0–59 months who are stunted. The body mass index is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. Both Stunting and wasting are the results of a combination of long term undernourishment, diseases, and unavailability of a healthy environment. Now let us use the Recode Manual to learn about stunting, a measure of child malnutrition derived from a child’s height and age. The burden of wasting, severe wasting … As a single indicator, CIAF provides were calculated at the cut-off level of < -2 SD (Z-Score <2) a single number to the … Though both wasting and stunting are manifestations of undernutrition caused by disease and poor diet, there are critical gaps in our understanding of the physiological … PubMed Central  2017;17(1):24. The adjustment was made by including the primary sampling units, final weights and strata in the models. 1)     Percentage of women age 15-49 with height under 145 cm. This may have indirect influence on child’s health both in the short and long term [52]. • Muscle wasting from inactivity or bedrest most prominent in pelvis and upper legs • Neurological deficits may produce false-positive findings Bilateral Muscle Wasting Upper Body • Temples • Deltoids (shoulders) • Clavicles • Scapula • Interosseous Lower Body • Thigh • Knee • Calf. All comparisons between surveys, either over time or between countries, should take into account the possible differences in the defined population base and in the reference standard used. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2006e. In 2016, according to World Health Organization (WHO), at least 155, 52 and 99 million children under the age of five years were stunted, wasted and underweight worldwide respectively [8, 9]. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-mr16-methodological-reports.cfm, Black, R.E., et al. J Pediatr. Nutrients. WHO Anthro Software for Stunting and Wasting. 13 Stunting was defined as having an HAZ less than −2.0 (more … Underweight and overweight for age2) Mean z-score for height-for-age, weight-for-height, and weight-for-age. In South Asia, three countries of the region, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, have particularly high prevalence of the condition [11]. 2003;133:107–19. Child-level factors were sex of child, child age, child size at birth, antenatal clinic visits, recent diarrheal incidence and breastfeeding status. 2003;32(4):518–26. BMC Pediatr. Eur J Soc Sci. Explanatory variables were selected after conducting a detailed literature review [15,16,17, 19, 23, 24, 28] and only those variables showing association with nutritional status of children and also available with complete information in the PDHS 2012–2013 data set were included in the current analysis. Mother’s low educational level (aOR = 2.55, 95%CI 1.26–5.17), short stature (aOR = 2.31, 95%CI 1.34–3.98), child’s small size at birth (aOR = 1.67, 95%CI 1.14–2.45) and mother’s BMI were significantly associated with child’s underweight status. United States Agency for International Development (USAID). http://www.statcompiler.com. PLoS One. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60647-3. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)60647-3/fulltext, United Nations Department of Technical Co-operation for Development and Statistical Office. oree.org. Measurements of children were recorded for both height (in centimeter) and weight (in kilograms) using the digital SECA scales and measuring boards of Shorr productions. Antenatal visits are considered to be an indicator of access to health care services and maternal health seeking behavior. Prevalence thresholds for wasting, overweight and stunting in children under 5 years Mercedes de Onis1,*, Elaine Borghi1, Mary Arimond2, Patrick Webb3, Trevor Croft4, Kuntal Saha1, Luz Maria De-Regil5, Faith Thuita6, Rebecca Heidkamp7, Julia Krasevec8, Chika Hayashi8 and Rafael Flores-Ayala9 1Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, 20 … In 2014, FANTA updated the PROFILES tool … Data were grouped by the geographic … Matern Child Nutr. 2009;10(2):196–215. Third, the standardized scores are aggregated to calculate the GHI score for each country. Association between maternal and child nutritional status in hula, rural southern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. Total number of children aged 0–59 months who were measured. calculated assuming there are reductions in the prevalence of country-specific nutrition indicators, such as iron deficiency anemia, low birth weight, vitamin A deficiency, iodine deficiency, suboptimal breastfeeding practices, and childhood chronic and acute malnutrition (i.e., stunting, underweight, and . The odds of being stunted were substantially higher among children with lowest socioeconomic background. 2017;4(10):88. BMC Public Health 19, 358 (2019). Long-term changes in childhood malnutrition are associated with long-term changes in maternal BMI: evidence from Bangladesh, 1996–2011, 2. Kureishy S, Khan GN, Arrif S, Ashraf K, Cespedes A, Habib MA, Hussain I, Ullah A, Turab A, Ahmed I, Zaidi S. A mixed methods study to assess the effectiveness of food-based interventions to prevent stunting among children under-five years in districts Thatta and Sujawal, Sindh Province, Pakistan: study protocol. NFS critically reviewed the manuscript. Kavosi E, Rostami ZH, Kavosi Z, Nasihatkon A, Moghadami M, Heidari M. Prevalence and determinants of under-nutrition among children under six: a cross-sectional survey in Fars province, Iran. 2018;10(6):676. Matern Child Nutr. After excluding observations with missing data for both dependent and independent variables, samples were: 222,968 children for the stunting analysis, 220,529 for wasting, and 198,848 for anemia. Explanation as to why trends are shown for stunting and overweight but only most current estimate for wasting and severe wasting: Prevalence estimates for stunting and overweight are relatively stable over the course of a calendar year. They are implicated in the deaths of almost two million children each year and account for over 12% of disability-adjusted life years lost in young children. 2.4.2 | Burden of concurrent wasting and stunting To calculate the burden of concurrent wasting and stunting, we took the 0‐ to 59‐month‐old country population from the UNICEF/WHO/ World Bank joint estimates database, updated in 2015 (UNICEF et al., 2016). The finding was consistent with the previous research reported that male children are more vulnerable to develop malnutrition because they require comparatively more calories for growth and development [46, 50]. stunting and document its urban–rural disparities in the context of Bangladesh. Young women are at an age when they still need to provide for their own growth and developmental needs. New York Statistical Bulletin, 23 (6). 2010;340:b4258. WHO child growth standards: length/height-for-age, weight-for-length, weight-for-height and body mass index-forage: methods and development. Malnutrition is clustered in developing countries, particularly in Africa and South Asia [9, 10]. BMC Public Health. … Laghari ZA, Soomro AM, Tunio SA, Lashari K, Baloach FG, Baig NM, Bano S. Malnutrition among children under five years in district Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan. 70 60 N~ 40-4aR20 S_ 1 t 1 t Gansu Guizou SichuanGuangdong Hunan Hubel Provinces weight-for-age @ height-for-age * weight-for-height The height-for-age z-score distribution for Chi- nese children was similar for both boys and girls … California Privacy Statement, Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;14(1):239. 2014;16(3):e161–70. Thus, mother’s height can be used as predictor of child’s nutritional status [36]. Article  Pak J Med Sci. 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