Four issues in undernutrition-related health impact modeling.


Scovronick, N; Chalabi, Z; Wilkinson, P; (2013) Four issues in undernutrition-related health impact modeling. Emerging themes in epidemiology, 10 (1). p. 9. ISSN 1742-7622 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1742-7622-10-9

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Abstract

Undernutrition modeling makes it possible to evaluate the potential impact of such events as a food-price shock or harvest failure on the prevalence and severity of undernutrition. There are, however, uncertainties in such modeling. In this paper we discuss four methodological issues pertinent to impact estimation: (1) the conventional emphasis on energy intake rather than dietary quality; (2) the importance of the distribution of nutrient intakes; (3) the timing of both the 'food shock' and when the response is assessed; and (4) catch-up growth and risk accumulation.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Centre for Statistical Methodology
PubMed ID: 24073617
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1366901

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