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Wasted and stunted

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Children who are both wasted and stunted are also underweight and have a high risk of death: a descriptive epidemiology of multiple anthropometric deficits using data from 51 countries

Wasting and stunting are implicated in the deaths of almost two million children each year and account for over 12% of disability-adjusted life years lost in young children. This study by Myatt et al. analysed data from a series of cross-sectional survey datasets in order to determine the association between being wasted and being stunted. 

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Herman Van Oyen, Editor-in-Chief

Herman is currently Director of the Directorate Epidemiology and public health in Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium. He is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Ghent. Professor Van Oyen first worked as a medical doctor in Haiti before going on to study public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health where he completed a DrPH. His key research interests include epidemiological methods, survey methodology, health inequality and summary measures of population health. He is author of more than 180 scientific publications, books and book chapters.

Olivier Bruyère, Editor-in-Chief

Olivier is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics of the University of Liège in Belgium. He is co-director of the Clinical Testing Methodology Unit at the university. Dr Bruyère is a member of the Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Sciences (GREES) and he works as expert for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and for the French Food Safety Agency (ANSES). His main field of interest is epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology related to rheumatic conditions.

Dr Bruyère is also Associate Editor for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and is author of more than 100 international scientific publications and book chapters.

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