Overweight Mothers with Stunted Children: A Nutrition Paradox

  • Christiaan van den Berg Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Sebastiaan van Kooten Erasmus University Rotterdam


This paper investigates prevalence of stunted child-overweight mother pairs using cross-sectional data (N=89,941) from 17 Low- and Middle-Income Countries. We examine the association of this ‘Double Burden of Malnutrition’ (DBM) with wealth, urbanisation and education. DBM is present in roughly 7% of all households studied. Pooled logistic regressions reveal that the probability a child-mother pair exhibits DBM increases as the mother is older and less educated, the child is older and male, and the household is larger, wealthier and urban. However, 78% of all sample variation in DBM is attributable to unmeasured country-specific factors, possibly including cultural and policy influences.

How to Cite
BERG, Christiaan van den; KOOTEN, Sebastiaan van. Overweight Mothers with Stunted Children. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 209-212, dec. 2017. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/2536>. Date accessed: 21 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v3.2536.