NLIS Country Profile Indicators Interpretation Guide

World Health Organization

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 38
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 159995 5



The Nutrition Landscape Nutrition Information System (NLIS) is one of three components of the Landscape Analysis on countries’ readiness to accelerate action in nutrition. Linking dynamically all existing WHO Global Nutrition Databases, as well as other existing food and nutrition-related data from partner agencies, NLIS was developed as a web-based tool that provides nutrition and nutrition-related health and development data in the form of automated country profiles and user-defined downloadable data.

Data presented in the Country Profiles are structured by the UNICEF conceptual framework for causes of malnutrition and intend to give an overview snapshot of a country’s nutrition, health, and development at the national level.

This Indicator Interpretation Guide provides information on all indicators included in the Country Profile. For each indicator, the Guide gives a general understanding and scientific definition, a description of consequences or implications, including cut-off-values for public health significance where these have been established, and reference to the source of information and suggested further reading.

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