The effect of body shape on weight-for-height and mid-upper arm circumference based case definitions of acute malnutrition in Ethiopian children.

@article{Myatt2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of body shape on weight-for-height and mid-upper arm circumference based case definitions of acute malnutrition in Ethiopian children.},
  author={Mark Myatt and Arabella Duffield and Andrew J Seal and Frances Pasteur},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={5-20}
}
BACKGROUND Nutritional anthropometry surveys from Somalia and Ethiopia have reported that standard weight-for-height z-score (WHZ) and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) case definitions return different estimates of the prevalence of acute malnutrition in pastoralist livelihood zones but similar estimates of the prevalence of acute malnutrition in the agrarian livelihood zones. A study undertaken in Somalia to investigate this finding reported that children from pastoralist livelihood zones… CONTINUE READING

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