Field testing of the 2006 World Health Organization growth charts from birth to 2 years: assessment of hospital undernutrition and overnutrition rates and the usefulness of BMI.

@article{Nash2008FieldTO,
  title={Field testing of the 2006 World Health Organization growth charts from birth to 2 years: assessment of hospital undernutrition and overnutrition rates and the usefulness of BMI.},
  author={Andrea Nash and Donna J Secker and Mary Corey and Michael R Dunn and Deborah L O'Connor},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={145-53}
}
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a growth standard, a first attempt at describing how children should grow in an ideal environment. These charts introduce body mass index (BMI)-for-age percentiles for children younger than 2 years. Adopting the WHO standard may affect the number of children screened to require follow-up; hence, field testing needs to be completed in a tertiary care center where the incidence of suboptimal nutrition is high. The objectives of this… CONTINUE READING