Improved assessment of child nutritional status using target weights and a novel, low-cost, weight-for-height slide chart


Kerac, M; Seal, A; Blencowe, H; Bunn, J; (2009) Improved assessment of child nutritional status using target weights and a novel, low-cost, weight-for-height slide chart. Tropical doctor, 39 (1). pp. 23-6. ISSN 0049-4755 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1258/td.2008.080096

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Abstract

Correctly identifying malnourished or at-risk children is the critical first step towards appropriate nutritional interventions. To improve weight-for-height assessment and classification of nutritional status, we present a novel, low-cost, weight-for-height slide chart. We also describe a target weight system for monitoring children's progress towards nutritional recovery.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Body Height, Body Weight, Body Weights and Measures/instrumentation/standards, Child, Humans, Malnutrition/classification/ diagnosis, Nutrition Assessment, Nutritional Status, Body Height, Body Weight, Body Weights and Measures, instrumentation, standards, Child, Humans, Malnutrition, classification, diagnosis, Nutrition Assessment, Nutritional Status
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
PubMed ID: 19211417
Web of Science ID: 263789900010
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2313

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