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Boys are more likely to be undernourished than girls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of sex differences in undernutrition

Author: Susan Thurstans , Charles Opondo, Andrew Seal, Jonathan Wells, Tanya Khara, Carmel Dolan, André Briend, Mark Myatt, Michel Garenne Rebecca Sear, Marko Kerac
Year: 2020
Resource type: Research

Excess male morbidity and morality is well recognised in neonatal medicine and infant health. In contrast, within global nutrition, it is commonly addumed that girls are more at risk of experiencing undernutrition. We aimed to explore evidence for many male/female difference in child undernutrition using anthropometric case definitions and the reasons for differences observed.

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Susan Thurstans , Charles Opondo, Andrew Seal, Jonathan Wells, Tanya Khara, Carmel Dolan, André Briend, Mark Myatt, Michel Garenne Rebecca Sear, Marko Kerac (2020). Boys are more likely to be undernourished than girls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of sex differences in undernutrition. www.ennonline.net/systematicreviewsexdifferences

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