Mercedes de Onis

Summary

Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Socioeconomic inequalities and child growth
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 32:503-5. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint The WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study: strategy for developing a new international growth reference
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Forum Nutr 56:238-40. 2003
  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. ncbi request reprint Assessment of gross motor development in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study
    Trudy M Wijnhoven
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Food Nutr Bull 25:S37-45. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Post-partum weight change patterns in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study
    Adelheid W Onyango
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Matern Child Nutr 7:228-40. 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Socioeconomic inequalities and child growth
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 32:503-5. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint The WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study: strategy for developing a new international growth reference
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Forum Nutr 56:238-40. 2003
  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. ncbi request reprint Assessment of gross motor development in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study
    Trudy M Wijnhoven
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Food Nutr Bull 25:S37-45. 2004
    ..Data collection and data quality control took place simultaneously. Data verification and cleaning were performed until all queries had been satisfactorily resolved...
  8. doi request reprint Post-partum weight change patterns in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study
    Adelheid W Onyango
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Matern Child Nutr 7:228-40. 2011
    ..This hypothesis should stimulate investigation into gestational weight gain and post-partum losses in different ethnocultural contexts...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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')...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Managing data for a multicountry longitudinal study: experience from the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study
    Adelheid W Onyango
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Food Nutr Bull 25:S46-52. 2004
    ..Through the rigorous implementation of what has been a highly demanding protocol, the MGRS has accumulated a large body of very high-quality data...
  16. ncbi request reprint Deaths and years of life lost due to suboptimal breast-feeding among children in the developing world: a global ecological risk assessment
    Jeremy A Lauer
    Department of Making Pregnancy Safer, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 9:673-85. 2006
    ..We estimate attributable fractions, deaths and years of life lost among infants and children < or = 2 years of age due to suboptimal breast-feeding in developing countries...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint The World Health Organization's global target for reducing childhood stunting by 2025: rationale and proposed actions
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Matern Child Nutr 9:6-26. 2013
    ..In addition, an accountability framework needs to be developed and surveillance systems strengthened to monitor the achievement of commitments and targets. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Field-testing the WHO child growth standards in four countries
    Adelheid W Onyango
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    J Nutr 137:149-52. 2007
    ..The overall concordance between clinical assessments and the WHO standards-based indicators attested to the clinical soundness of the standards...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint [WHO child growth standards for children 0-5 years and the possibility of their implementation in Poland]
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva
    Med Wieku Rozwoj 14:87-94. 2010
    ..In the paper the current status regarding growth reference (norms) in Poland and activities undertaken for implementation of the WHO Child Growth Standards in this country are presented...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint The World Health Organization Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition: methodology and applications
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 32:518-26. 2003
    ..The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition was initiated in 1986 with the objective to collect, standardize, and disseminate child anthropometric data using a standard format...
  30. pmc Growth performance of affluent Indian children is similar to that in developed countries
    Nita Bhandari
    Department of Paediatrics, Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease and Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
    Bull World Health Organ 80:189-95. 2002
    ....
  31. pmc Prevalence of nutritional wasting in populations: building explanatory models using secondary data
    Isabel D Fernandez
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 80:282-91. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the feasibility of international growth standards for school-aged children and adolescents
    Nancy E Butte
    Nancy F Butte is affiliated with the USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 27:S169-74. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The association between stunting and overweight in Latin American and Caribbean preschool children
    Pablo Duran
    Nutrition and Diabetes Unit, P de Elizalde Children s Hospital, School of Public Health, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Food Nutr Bull 27:300-5. 2006
    ..Although some segments of the population continue to suffer from undernutrition, other groups exhibit excess weight gain, resulting in the coexistence of undernutrition and obesity and leading to a dual nutritional burden...
  34. doi request reprint Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences
    Robert E Black
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 371:243-60. 2008
  35. doi request reprint WHO child growth standards
    Mercedes de Onis
    Lancet 371:204. 2008
  36. ncbi request reprint The current status of international standards for child growth
    Nita Bhandari
    Indian J Med Res 126:94-6. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint Undernutrition as an underlying cause of child deaths associated with diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, and measles
    Laura E Caulfield
    Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:193-8. 2004
    ..Previous analyses derived the relative risk (RR) of dying as a result of low weight-for-age and calculated the proportion of child deaths worldwide attributable to underweight...
  38. ncbi request reprint Growth charts for breastfed babies
    Mercedes de Onis
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 80:85-7. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Differential improvement among countries in child stunting is associated with long-term development and specific interventions
    Anna Milman
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    J Nutr 135:1415-22. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Growth status and academic performance in Brazilian school age children: growth retardation impairs mathematical, but not reading and spelling abilities
    Gilberto N O Brito
    Laboratóorio de Neuropsicologia Clínica, Setor de Neurociencias, Departamento de Pediatria, Instituto F e rnandes Figueira, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:921-5. 2006
    ..To assess the effect of child growth status on academic achievement and the association between child growth and academic standing...