Maternal waist circumference as a prediction of children’s stunted status

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper was to explore the prevalence of Stunted Child and Overweight Mother (SCOM) pairs in a South African setting. After a literature review of existing South African studies, the authors plan to inspire South African researchers to investigate the region-specific prevalence of SCOM in their respective areas, and to create a series of discussion papers and reviews in order to harness evidence-based strategies that could support ongoing efforts with respect to mother and child malnutrition in South African. This pilot study, carried out in the QuaQua region of the Free State, indicates the existence of a linear association between a mother's waist circumference and her child's stunted status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-109
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Obesity
  • SCOM
  • Stunting
  • Waist

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