Measuring change in nutritional status: a comparison of different anthropometric indices and the sample sizes required.

@article{Briend1989MeasuringCI,
  title={Measuring change in nutritional status: a comparison of different anthropometric indices and the sample sizes required.},
  author={Andre{\'e} Briend and Kh. Zahid Hasan and Khwaja M. A. Aziz and BilqisA. Hoque and Fitzroy J. Henry},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1989},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={
          769-78
        }
}
The usefulness of different anthropometric indices to detect nutritional changes at the community level, ie, in a number of children considered as a group, was compared by using data from a longitudinal study from rural Bangladesh which followed up quarterly an average of 413 children aged 6-35 months from December 1984 to December 1987. Weight change, mid-upper arm circumference and weight-for-height responded most quickly to seasonal variations of the food situation. Height-for-age was more… CONTINUE READING
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