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Lack of local references has brought many fieldworkers to use the NCHS reference or other Western standards to assess the nutritional status of children in different developing countries. Cross-sectional data from 6631 children between 0 and 6 years of age, without signs of protein-energy malnutrition, were collected by the same observer in four different(More)
In a cross-sectional study, children 0-6 yr of age from eight different population groups in Africa and Asia were examined. Clinical assessment defined 8750 children as being well nourished and 194 as having marasmus. Height, weight, arm circumference (AC), and triceps skinfold thickness were measured; the latter two measurements and the clinical assessment(More)
Anthropometric data of 12,769 clinically normal children 0-6 years of age from 12 different geographical areas in Africa and Asia are presented. Height, weight, arm circumference and triceps skinfold thickness were measured and presented for age. Derived variables, as muscle circumference, muscle area and muscle proportion-for-age were computed. Weight, arm(More)
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