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The World Health Organization recommended in 1978 that the National Center for Health Statistics/Centers for Disease Control growth reference curves be used as an international growth reference. To permit the expression of growth in terms of standard deviations, CDC developed growth curves from the observed data that approximate normal distributions.(More)
Data were analyzed on weight-for-height and birthweight of over 17,000 infants age 1 to 24 months in Arizona. Birthweights between 2500 and 3500 grams were associated with a significantly lower risk of obesity (defined as over the 94th %ile of weight-for-helght for age and sex) than lower or higher birthweights. This pattern was especially marked for Black(More)
General medical and nutritional practice assumes that hemoglobin and hematocrit values are equally useful in detecting anemia and that they can be used interchangeably for anemia screening. These two tests, at presumed equivalent levels, identify varying prevalences of anemia in the same population. This study examines anemia prevalence rates using(More)
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