Predictors of stunting with particular focus on complementary feeding practices: A cross-sectional study in the northern province of Rwanda

  • Vestine Uwiringiyimana (Creator)



Stunting or linear growth retardation is a widespread global problem, especially in developing countries. Worldwide, it is estimated that 150.8 million children (22.2%) of children less than five years are stunted. Africa and Asia have the highest number of stunted pre‐school children with an estimate of 58 million and 87 million respectively. However, Africa has the highest stunting prevalence of 30.3% compared to Asia which has 23.2% Stunting occurs when a child is not growing in height in accordance with his/her potential. Linear growth retardation or impaired linear growth are other terms used for stunting. Stunting is the result of multiple circumstances and determinants, including antenatal, intra‐uterine and postnatal malnutrition (de Onis et al., 2012). Stunting is defined as the proportion of children whose height‐per‐age falls below ‐ 2SD of the Z‐score of the WHO reference population

Stunting; Dietary intake; Complementary feeding practices; Exclusive breastfeeding; Deworming tablets; Rwanda
Date made available12 Dec 2019
Temporal coverage2015 - 2015
Date of data production5 Feb 2019
Geographical coverageMusanze and Rwanda the whole country

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