Major factors responsible for child malnutrition: a review

Authors

  • Noor Shahid Department of Medical Education, Avicenna Medical College and Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Faiza Salman Department of Medical Education, Avicenna Medical College and Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mahnaz Makhdum Department of Statistics, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Admin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1243

Abstract

Abstract

Pakistan is one of the countries in which children suffer from malnutrition, and problems of stunting, wasting and under-weight are common among children. The narrative review was planned to examine published research on child malnutrition, factors associated with malnutrition, gender discrimination regarding nutrition and their related outcomes. Studies included were those based on data related to child malnutrition in Pakistan. Total 12 articles from the preceding five years were reviewed to assess the nutritional status prevailing in Pakistan. Most of the studies used the World Health Organisation z-scores for the assessment of stunting and wasting.

Published

2020-11-19

How to Cite

Noor Shahid, Faiza Salman, Mahnaz Makhdum, & Admin. (2020). Major factors responsible for child malnutrition: a review. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1243

Issue

Section

Narrative Review