Head Growth of undernourished children in rural Nepal: Association with demographics, health, and diet

Authors: Laurie Miller; Neena Joshi; Beatrice Rodgers; Jeffrey Griffiths; Shubh Mahato; Padma Singh; Patrick Webb Journal: Pediatrics and International Child Health

Background: Brain development in early childhood is a key determinant of later cognition, social achievement and educational success. Head circumference (HC) measurements are a simple method to assess brain growth, yet reports of these measurements are uncommon in nutritional surveys of undernourished children.

To cite this article: Laurie C. Miller, Neena Joshi, Mahendra Lohani, Rupa Singh, Nisha Bhatta,
Beatrice Rogers, Jeffrey K. Griffiths, Shibani Ghosh, Shubh Mahato, Padma Singh & Patrick
Webb (2016): Head growth of undernourished children in rural Nepal: Association with
demographics, health and diet, Paediatrics and International Child Health