Iraqi children's growth stunted by war, says study

Published on 30 March 2010

Iraqi children born in the most violent areas are shorter than those born in other parts of the country, UK researchers have found. The team looked at data from Iraq's central statistics office and said under-fives from these areas were on average 0.8cm (0.3in) shorter. Low height can be linked to poor diet and sanitation. The University of London work is being presented at the Royal Economic Society annual conference.

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