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Stunting in African children.
  1. W A Cutting,
  2. R A Elton,
  3. J L Campbell,
  4. E J Minton,
  5. J M Spreng


    A total of 651 preschool children from rural central Africa were selected by random cluster sampling, weighed, and measured. Two per cent were wasted, but 47% were stunted. As linear growth recovers more slowly than weight repeated infections may give inadequate time for height catch-up.

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