Failure to thrive: the prevalence and concurrence of anthropometric criteria in a general infant population.

@article{Olsen2007FailureTT,
  title={Failure to thrive: the prevalence and concurrence of anthropometric criteria in a general infant population.},
  author={Else Marie Olsen and J\orgen Petersen and Anne Mette Skovgaard and Birgitte Weile and Tina R J\orgensen and Charlotte M Wright},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={109-14}
}
BACKGROUND Failure to thrive (FTT) in early childhood is associated with subsequent developmental delay and is recognised to reflect relative undernutrition. Although the concept of FTT is widely used, no consensus exists regarding a specific definition, and it is unclear to what extent different anthropometric definitions concur. OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence and concurrence of different anthropometric criteria for FTT and test the sensitivity and positive predictive values of these in… CONTINUE READING
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