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The double burden of obesity and malnutrition in a protracted emergency setting: a cross-sectional study of Western Sahara refugees.

Grijalva-Eternod, CS; Wells, JC; Cortina-Borja, M; Salse-Ubach, N; Tondeur, MC; Dolan, C; Meziani, C; ... Seal, AJ; + view all (2012) The double burden of obesity and malnutrition in a protracted emergency setting: a cross-sectional study of Western Sahara refugees. PLoS Medicine , 9 (10) , Article e1001320. 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001320. Green open access

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Abstract

Households from vulnerable groups experiencing epidemiological transitions are known to be affected concomitantly by under-nutrition and obesity. Yet, it is unknown to what extent this double burden affects refugee populations dependent on food assistance. We assessed the double burden of malnutrition among Western Sahara refugees living in a protracted emergency.

Type: Article
Title: The double burden of obesity and malnutrition in a protracted emergency setting: a cross-sectional study of Western Sahara refugees.
Location: US
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001320
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001320
Language: English
Additional information: © Grijalva-Eternod et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC3462761
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Algeria, Child, Preschool, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Malnutrition, Middle Aged, Obesity, Refugees, Waist Circumference, Young Adult
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > ICH Pop, Policy and Practice Prog
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1363016
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