Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 12. Epub 2022 Jun 12.
Département de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, Faculté de Médecine, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada.
Aim: To review evidence of the effects of stunting, or height-for-age, on schooling level and schooling trajectories, defined as the combination of school entry age, grade repetition and dropouts.
Methods: We conducted a systematic review of studies (last update 20 March 2021) that assessed the association between stunting, or height-for-age, and at least one component of school trajectory using five databases (PubMed, Embase, Education Resources Information Center [ERIC], Web of Science and PsycINFO). Two independent reviewers performed study selection and data extraction. Read More