Does mid upper arm circumference identify all acute malnourished 6–59 month old children, in field and clinical settings in Nigeria?

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 30, issue 3, 2017 , pages: 55–59
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2016.1255486
Author(s): C JohnDepartment of Paediatrics, Nigeria, IE OchekeDepartment of Paediatrics, Nigeria, U DialaDepartment of Paediatrics, Nigeria, RO AdahDepartment of Paediatrics, Nigeria, EA EnvuladuDepartment of Community Health, Nigeria


Objectives: To determine the utility of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) in identifying acutely malnourished children compared with weight-for-height (WHZ), body mass index (BMI) for age (BAZ) and MUAC z-score (MUACZ) in clinical and field practice.

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