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Child Nutrition, Measures of 

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Miquel Porta

WHO and UNICEF define several aspects of infant and child nutrition:

Stunting A deficit in length (for children aged under two years) or in height (for children aged two years or more) relative to the child’s age, according to a standard that reflects optimal growth. Most frequently, stunting is defined as two standard deviations or more below the median value of the WHO Growth Standards....


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