Predictive equations for estimation of stature in Malaysian elderly people.

@article{Shahar2003PredictiveEF,
  title={Predictive equations for estimation of stature in Malaysian elderly people.},
  author={Suzana Shahar and Ng See Pooy},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={80-4}
}
Height is an important clinical indicator to derive body mass index (BMI), creatinine height index and also to estimate basal energy expenditure, basal metabolic rate and vital capacity through lung function. However, height measurement in the elderly may impose some difficulties and the reliability is doubtful. Equations estimating height from other anthropometric measures have been developed for Caucasians, but only one study has developed an equation (based on arm span only) for an Asian… CONTINUE READING

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