Article

Agreement between measured height, and height predicted from ulna length, in adult patients in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 29, issue 3, 2016 , pages: 127–132
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2016.1198618
Author(s): Louise van den BergFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Mariëtte NelFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa, Desiré BrandFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Jessica BoschFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Wieda HumanFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Shannon LawsonFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Corinna WalshFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa

Abstract

Objective: To assess the agreement between measured height, and height predicted from ulna length using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) equations, in adult patients admitted to government hospitals in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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