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Conclusions from the Mexican National Nutrition Survey 1999: translating results into nutrition policy

Author(s): Rivera Juan A | Sepúlveda Amor Jaime

Journal: Salud Pública de México
ISSN 0036-3634

Volume: 45;
Issue: suppl.4;
Start page: 565;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: nutritional status | stunting | anemia | micronutrient deficiencies | overweight | obesity | Mexico

OBJECTIVE: This article presents and overview of the main results and conclusions from the Mexican National Nutrition Survey 1999 (NNS-1999) and the principal nutrition policy implications of the findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The NNS-1999 was conducted on a national probabilistic sample of almost 18 000 households, representative of the national, regional, as well as urban and rural levels in Mexico. Subjects included were children
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