Funding for this research was provided by:
Wellcome Trust (095127, 10360, 083579, 103926, 084538)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-06
Received: 22 August 2017
Accepted: 7 June 2018
First Online: 6 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Data were collected as part of the routine biannual nutrition surveys designed and implemented by Food Security and Nutrition Unit (FSNAU) in Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations in collaboration with UNICEF Somalia office to evaluate nutrition status of children in Somalia. The ethical approval was obtained from the Ministry of Health Somalia, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia Republic, Ref: MOH/WC/XA/146./07, dated 02/02/07. Verbal consent was obtained from all the guardians for the children participating in the survey. An additional 10% of the sample size was added to allow for drop out or refusal to participate. All data were anonymized by the FSNAU before presenting it for analysis at village level.
: The authors declared that they have no competing interests.