Thurstans, Susan, Stephanie V. Wrottesley, Bridget Fenn, et al., Maternal & Child Nutrition, September 2022

Researchers found no age- or gender-specific differences in the risk of mortality associated with child wasting, indicating the need to include all children under five in wasting treatment programs. Because younger children had a significantly higher risk of mortality from underweight and stunting than older children, prevention programs may be justified in targeting these children when resources are limited.