Prevalence and Predictors of Stunting among Children of Age Between 6 to 23 Months in Four Districts of Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia
Tuesday, 15 December, 2020
Stunting, a sign of chronic under nutrition, is defined as the percentage of children whose height for age is below minus two standard deviations from the median of the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a major public health problem in developing countries such as Ethiopia. Stunting can occur in all age groups, but the impact is more severe among children age 6-23 months as this period is critical for child development and in high demands for nutrients. It also results in increased child morbidity, impaired cognitive development, poor school performance and increased risk of mortality
Kidane W, Facha W, Negash K (2020) Prevalence and Predictors of Stunting among Children of Age Between 6 to 23 Months in Four Districts of Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Health Sci J. 14 No. 5: 740. https://www.hsj.gr/medicine/prevalence-and-predictors-of-stunting-amongchildren-of-age-between-6-to-23-monthsin-four-districts-of-wolaita-zone-southernethiopi.php?aid=29847#:~:text=Its%20prevalence%20is%2044%25%20in,Ethiopia%20%5B11%2D13%5D.
Amref Health Africa teams up with African communities to create lasting health change.