M de Onis

Summary

Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Association between WHO cut-offs for childhood overweight and obesity and cardiometabolic risk
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 16:625-30. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Update on the implementation of the WHO child growth standards
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    World Rev Nutr Diet 106:75-82. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Worldwide implementation of the WHO Child Growth Standards
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 15:1603-10. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and trends of stunting among pre-school children, 1990-2020
    Mercedes de Onis
    Growth Assessment and Surveillance Unit, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 15:142-8. 2012
  5. pmc The nutritional status of children in Bhutan: results from the 2008 National Nutrition Survey and trends over time
    Ugyen Zangmo
    Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan
    BMC Pediatr 12:151. 2012
  6. pmc Algorithms for converting estimates of child malnutrition based on the NCHS reference into estimates based on the WHO Child Growth Standards
    Hong Yang
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Pediatr 8:19. 2008
  7. pmc Breastfeeding patterns and exposure to suboptimal breastfeeding among children in developing countries: review and analysis of nationally representative surveys
    Jeremy A Lauer
    Department of Health System Financing, Expenditure and Resource Allocation, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    BMC Med 2:26. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Global prevalence and trends of overweight and obesity among preschool children
    Mercedes de Onis
    Growth Assessment and Surveillance Unit, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1257-64. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of the World Health Organization growth velocity standards with existing US reference data
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 128:e18-26. 2011
  10. pmc Development of a WHO growth reference for school-aged children and adolescents
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 85:660-7. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Association between WHO cut-offs for childhood overweight and obesity and cardiometabolic risk
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 16:625-30. 2013
    ..To examine the association between cardiovascular risk and childhood overweight and obesity using the BMI cut-offs recommended by the WHO...
  2. doi request reprint Update on the implementation of the WHO child growth standards
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    World Rev Nutr Diet 106:75-82. 2013
    ..Countries have adopted and harmonized best practices in child growth assessment, and established the breastfed infant as the norm against which to assess compliance with children's right to achieve their full genetic growth potential...
  3. doi request reprint Worldwide implementation of the WHO Child Growth Standards
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 15:1603-10. 2012
    ..To describe the worldwide implementation of the WHO Child Growth Standards ('WHO standards')...
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and trends of stunting among pre-school children, 1990-2020
    Mercedes de Onis
    Growth Assessment and Surveillance Unit, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 15:142-8. 2012
    ..To quantify the prevalence and trends of stunting among children using the WHO growth standards...
  5. pmc The nutritional status of children in Bhutan: results from the 2008 National Nutrition Survey and trends over time
    Ugyen Zangmo
    Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan
    BMC Pediatr 12:151. 2012
    ..There are few reports on the nutritional status of Bhutanese children. The objective of this paper is to summarize results from the 2008 National Nutrition Survey and to describe progress achieved during the last two decades...
  6. pmc Algorithms for converting estimates of child malnutrition based on the NCHS reference into estimates based on the WHO Child Growth Standards
    Hong Yang
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Pediatr 8:19. 2008
    ..This paper provides algorithms for converting estimates of child malnutrition based on the NCHS reference into estimates based on the WHO standards...
  7. pmc Breastfeeding patterns and exposure to suboptimal breastfeeding among children in developing countries: review and analysis of nationally representative surveys
    Jeremy A Lauer
    Department of Health System Financing, Expenditure and Resource Allocation, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    BMC Med 2:26. 2004
    ..We describe patterns in 'exclusive breastfeeding' and 'any breastfeeding' rates and quantify exposure to suboptimal breastfeeding among children aged two years or younger in developing countries...
  8. doi request reprint Global prevalence and trends of overweight and obesity among preschool children
    Mercedes de Onis
    Growth Assessment and Surveillance Unit, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1257-64. 2010
    ..Childhood obesity is associated with serious health problems and the risk of premature illness and death later in life. Monitoring related trends is important...
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of the World Health Organization growth velocity standards with existing US reference data
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 128:e18-26. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to compare World Health Organization (WHO) growth velocity standards with reference data based on US children...
  10. pmc Development of a WHO growth reference for school-aged children and adolescents
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 85:660-7. 2007
    ..To construct growth curves for school-aged children and adolescents that accord with the WHO Child Growth Standards for preschool children and the body mass index (BMI) cut-offs for adults...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the WHO child growth standards and the CDC 2000 growth charts
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Nutr 137:144-8. 2007
    ..S. national guidelines that recommend breast-feeding as the optimal source of nutrition during infancy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards and the National Center for Health Statistics/WHO international growth reference: implications for child health programmes
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 9:942-7. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint The use of anthropometry in the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity
    M de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:S81-5. 2004
    ..To review concepts and propose measures related to the use of anthropometry for early identification of excessive weight gain in children...
  14. ncbi request reprint Methodology for estimating regional and global trends of child malnutrition
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1260-70. 2004
    ..This paper describes the methodology developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to derive global and regional trends of child stunting and underweight, and reports trends in prevalence and numbers affected for 1990-2005...
  15. doi request reprint [WHO growth standards for infants and young children]
    M de Onis
    Departement de Nutrition, Organisation mondiale de la Sante, Geneve, Suisse
    Arch Pediatr 16:47-53. 2009
    ..They also demonstrate that healthy children from around the world who are raised in healthy environments and follow recommended feeding practices have strikingly similar patterns of growth...
  16. ncbi request reprint Worldwide practices in child growth monitoring
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    J Pediatr 144:461-5. 2004
    ..To describe child growth monitoring practices worldwide in preparation for the construction and application of a new international growth reference...
  17. ncbi request reprint Estimates of global prevalence of childhood underweight in 1990 and 2015
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    JAMA 291:2600-6. 2004
    ..One key target of the United Nations Millennium Development goals is to reduce the prevalence of underweight among children younger than 5 years by half between 1990 and 2015...
  18. ncbi request reprint Measurement and standardization protocols for anthropometry used in the construction of a new international growth reference
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Food Nutr Bull 25:S27-36. 2004
    ..Ongoing central and local monitoring identified anthropometrists deviating from standard procedures, and immediate corrective action was taken. The procedures described in this paper are a model for research settings...
  19. ncbi request reprint The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2000 growth charts and the growth of breastfed infants
    M de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Acta Paediatr 92:413-9. 2003
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  20. ncbi request reprint The WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study: planning, study design, and methodology
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Food Nutr Bull 25:S15-26. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint The National Center for Health Statistics reference and the growth of Indian adolescent boys
    M de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:248-53. 2001
    ..Few studies describing the growth of adolescents exist because of the difficulties in interpreting anthropometric data in this age group...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and trends of overweight among preschool children in developing countries
    M de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, The World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 72:1032-9. 2000
    ..Obesity during childhood is a matter of growing concern. Several reports show increasing rates of obesity in developed countries, whereas the extent of the problem in developing countries remains unknown...
  23. pmc The worldwide magnitude of protein-energy malnutrition: an overview from the WHO Global Database on Child Growth
    M de Onis
    Scientist, Nutrition Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 71:703-12. 1993
    ..Approximately, 43% of children (230 million) in developing countries are stunted. Efforts to accelerate significantly economic development will be unsuccessful until optimal child growth and development are ensured for the majority...
  24. ncbi request reprint Construction of the World Health Organization child growth standards: selection of methods for attained growth curves
    E Borghi
    Department of Nutrition, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Stat Med 25:247-65. 2006
    ..Methods based on distributions with poor performance will be eliminated and the remaining methods fully tested and compared...
  25. pmc Is malnutrition declining? An analysis of changes in levels of child malnutrition since 1980
    M de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1222-33. 2000
    ..Approaches to lower child malnutrition should be based on successful nutrition programmes and policies...
  26. pmc The development of MUAC-for-age reference data recommended by a WHO Expert Committee
    M de Onis
    Nutrition Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 75:11-8. 1997
    ..Correct interpretation of MUAC with regard to nutritional status requires the use of MUAC-for-age reference data such as those presented here...
  27. pmc Ecological study of effect of breast feeding on infant mortality in Latin America
    A P Betran
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    BMJ 323:303-6. 2001
    ..To estimate the effect of exclusive breast feeding and partial breast feeding on infant mortality from diarrhoeal disease and acute respiratory infections in Latin America...
  28. pmc The development of a MUAC-for-height reference, including a comparison to other nutritional status screening indicators
    Z Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 75:333-41. 1997
    ..Described also is the use of the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve method to evaluate the performance of MUAC, MUAC-for-age, and MUAC-for-height in screening malnourished children...
  29. ncbi request reprint Worldwide timing of growth faltering: implications for nutritional interventions
    R Shrimpton
    Nutrition Unit, UNICEF, New York, New York, USA
    Pediatrics 107:E75. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the need for prenatal and early life interventions to prevent growth failure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with unconstrained growth among affluent Ghanaian children
    W B Owusu
    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    Acta Paediatr 93:1115-9. 2004
    ..To identify socio-economic factors associated with unconstrained growth among children living in well-off neighbourhoods of Accra, Ghana...
  31. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic predictors of unconstrained child growth in Muscat, Oman
    A J Mohamed
    Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 10:295-302. 2004
    ..By screening using this criterion, we could obtain a suitable sample for the World Health Organization Multicentre Growth Reference Study in Muscat...
  32. pmc Nutritional status of preschool children in poor rural areas of China
    Y Chang
    Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene INFH, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine CAPM, Beijing
    Bull World Health Organ 72:105-12. 1994
    ..The wealth of information collected and the experience gained may serve as a baseline record, the project currently being expanded to cover 100 counties throughout China...