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[High prevalence of malnutrition among the indigenous early childhood population in Mexico. National Nutrition Survey 1999].

Authors
  • Chávez Zúñiga, María Concepción1
  • Madrigal Fritsch, Herlinda
  • Villa, Antonio R
  • Guarneros Soto, Noé
  • 1 Dpto de Vigilancia Epidemiológica de la Nutrición Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán Av. Vasco de Quiroga #15 Col. Sección XVI, C.P. 14000 México DF, México. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista espanola de salud publica
Publication Date
2003
Volume
77
Issue
2
Pages
241–251
Identifiers
PMID: 12728659
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The nutritional condition of the children studied reveals a geographical polarization, the greatest prevalences related to underheight and underweight children being found in southern Mexico, whilst those due to overalimentation were located in the North, this phenomenon possibly being due to lifestyles and availability of food differing from one region to the other.

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