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Ethiopia: Prevalence and associated factors of stunting and thinness among adolescent Somalian refugee girls living in eastern Somali refugee camps, Somali regional state, Southeast Ethiopia

Source: BioMed Central Country: Ethiopia, Somalia Melaku Tadege EngidawEmail authorView ORCID ID profile and Alemayehu Digssie Gebremariam Conflict and Health 2019 13:17 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-019-0203-3 © The Author(s). 2019 Received: 20 February 2018, Accepted: 7 May 2019, Published: 17 May 2019 Abstract Background Adolescence is a critical time of life stage with a continuum of physical, cognitive, behavioral and psychosocial changes. It is also a period of physical growth, reproductive maturation and cognitive transformations with the highest nutrient requirements. Among the macronutrient deficiencies, stunting and thinness are the most common nutritional problems in many parts of the world but the highest burden is in developing countries with the highest number of adolescents and the displaced population. Overall, there is a scarcity of studies on refugee adolescent girls stunting, thinness, and contributing factors. Therefore, this study aimed to fill this identified gap. Method
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