Defining nutritional status of women in developing countries

@article{Nestel2002DefiningNS,
  title={Defining nutritional status of women in developing countries},
  author={Penelope Nestel and Shea Oscar Rutstein},
  journal={Public Health Nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={17 - 27}
}
Abstract Objective: To define a de facto reference body mass index (BMI) for women in developing countries and compare its performance with the Quetelet BMI. Design: A logarithmic equation for elite wt/ht references was developed using the weight (wt) and height (ht) of 10 524 non-pregnant elite mothers. Functional outcomes were compared using both BMIs. Setting: Forty-six national surveys from 36 developing countries. Subjects: Mothers 15–49 years old. Results: The de facto reference standard… Expand
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