Factors associated with early growth in Egyptian infants: implications for addressing the dual burden of malnutrition

Publish Date: September 2015
Author: Justine A. Kavle, Valerie L. Flax, Ali Abdelmegeid, Farouk Salah, Seham Hafez, Magda Ramzy, Doaa Hamed, Gulsen Saleh, Rae Galloway

This MCSP co-authored article in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition examined the rise in stunting in Lower Egypt from 2005 to 2008. A study, which followed a longitudinal cohort of infants from birth to 1 year of age within the context of a USAID-funded maternal and child health integrated program,sought to determine if growth patterns and factors related to early growth differed in Lower and Upper Egypt, and examined the relationship between weight loss and subsequent stunting at 12 months of age.

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