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Global prevalence of malnutrition: evidence from literature

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-24T16:15:14Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-24T16:15:14Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri https://www.intechopen.com/books/malnutrition en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15912
dc.description.abstract Malnutrition is a widespread problem, affecting the global population at some life stage. This public health epidemic targets everyone, but the most vulnerable groups are poverty-stricken people, young children, adolescents, older people, those who are with illness and have a compromised immune system, as well as lactating and pregnant women. Malnutrition includes both undernutrition (wasting, stunting, underweight, and mineral- and vitamin-related malnutrition) and overnutrition (overweight, obesity, and diet-related noncommunicable diseases). In combating malnutrition, healthcare costs increase, productivity is reduced, and economic growth is staggered, thus perpetuating the cycle of ill health and poverty. The best-targeted age for addressing malnutrition is the first 1000 days of life as this window period is ideal for intervention implementation and tracking for the improvement of child growth and development. There is an unprecedented opportunity to address the various forms of malnutrition, especially the 2016-2025 Decade of Action on Nutrition set by the United Nation. This aims to achieve the relevant targets of the Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end hunger and improve nutrition, as well as promote well-being and ensure healthy lives. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Intech Open Access en
dc.subject PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS en
dc.subject MALNUTRITION en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.title Global prevalence of malnutrition: evidence from literature en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle Malnutrition en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Imran, M. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11873 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=23855 en
dc.PageNumber 1-16 en
dc.outputnumber 11018 en
dc.bibliographictitle Dukhi, N. (2020) Global prevalence of malnutrition: evidence from literature. In: Imran, M. (ed).<i>Malnutrition</i>. London: Intech Open Access. 1-16. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Dukhi, N. en


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