Children are considered moderately stunted
if they are > 2 SDs below the mean expected height-for-age and severely stunted
if > 3 SDs below the mean (de Onis and Blossner 2003).
A new UN study has found that more than half of all Yemeni children suffer from stunted
In unadjusted analyses, severely stunted
children had significantly lower IQ scores than mild-moderately stunted
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The municipality of Patnongon ranked first in the number of stunted
and severely stunted
children recorded at 24.
Olney said children, who were stunted
in the first two years of life, were more likely to repeat grade levels, drop out of school and delay school entry.
The World Health Organization says there are 100 million stunted
children in Asia.
If an infant from 0-5 months old is stunted
(short for age) and is still stunted
at two years old, there is little probability of getting standard height for age growing up.
In the Philippines, 30 percent of all children under the age of 5 are stunted
or short for their age, which is an improvement from any previous time in its history.