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Burden of Malnutrition in Children with Orofacial Clefts Estimates 2000–2020


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2000 - 12/2020
Data type

Global estimates were produced on the impacts of malnutrition in children younger than 5 years with orofacial clefts. Patient data collected by Smile Train clinical partners were merged with the estimates and insights on the direct health consequences of malnutrition from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study. The resulting estimates encompass relative rates of underweight in those with clefts, total children with underweight status and cleft occurrence, excess malnutrition cases in those with clefts, and the associated malnutrition-related consequences including deaths and disease burden. These results are detailed by country, age, sex, and year.