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Hi, Does anyone have information on growth standards for SE Asia, specifically for Vietnam. The WHO growth standards are great reference points for assessing growth, and I know they did take in a wide variety of countries and body types during their formulation. However, it is no secret that Asian children (and adults) are shorter and smaller than most other races globally, and it was I remember noting during my studies that even when provided the optimal growth conditions, Asians did not reach the same height as Europeans, Africans etc. This raises my concern that by using the standard global WHO growth standards, we might be overestimating prevalence of stunting in many Asian countries. Is there anywhere that specific Asian growth standards can be accessed, or even the data from Asian countries which were used in the setting of the WHO growth standards? Many thanks.
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