Arm circumference in the surveillance of protein-calorie malnutrition in Baghdad.

@article{Shakir1975ArmCI,
  title={Arm circumference in the surveillance of protein-calorie malnutrition in Baghdad.},
  author={A Shakir},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1975},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={661-5}
}
  • A Shakir
  • Published 1975 in The American journal of clinical nutrition
A comparison is made between the percentage of Boston weight for age standards and the percentages of mid-upper arm for age standards of 777 Baghdad children aged 3-72 months. They showed a significantly high correlation of 0.92 (P smaller than 0.001). The percentage wieght for age could be predicted from percentage arm for age standard within plus or minus 16%. A constant midpoint arm circumference standard of 16.5 cm was suggested for use in children aged 13-72 months, when precise ages are… CONTINUE READING

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