NOFTTNon-Organic Failure to Thrive
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Schmitt (1988) reported accidental FTT made up around 19 percent of the total number of cases of NOFTT.
Some cases of NOFTT can be linked to maladaptive allocation of food.
Nonorganic failure to thrive is seen in all socioeconomic groups, but the incidence of NOFTT is especially high among urban and rural families living in poverty (Gahagan & Holmes, 1998).