10.1038/ejcn.2017.144

Rainfall shocks are not necessarily a sensitive early indicator of changes in wasting prevalence

Abstract

This study explores whether deviation in rainfall in Ethiopia, a drought prone country, is a sensitive indicator of future increases in wasting. Around 12% of children 0–23 months were wasted, but we found no consistent association between the rainfall shock variables and child weight-for-height Z-scores. The results indicate that monitoring rainfall does not provide a practical early warning to use for scaling up financing and management of preventative measures without additional information to increase precision.PRIFPRI3; ISI; CRP4PHND; EPTD; A4NH2 pagesCGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH

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