A cross-sectional study evaluating the prevalence and predictors of malnutrition among children and adolescents visiting an urban academic hospital in Nepal

CONCLUSIONS: We found that the prevalence of stunting and wasting at KCH are higher than previously published studies in Nepal. Malnutrition persists beyond five years, and we identified several predictors of malnutrition. Increased provision of and access to clinical nutrition programs is an essential need for KCH. Twinning programs that provide local clinicians with increased opportunities for education and mentorship of local staff remains a pressing need in Nepal.PMID:37811557 | DOI:10.1017/S136898002300188X
Source: Public Health Nutrition - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research