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Anthropometric Field Methods: Simplified Methods

  • Adnan Shakir
Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 2)

Abstract

Protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) is a widespread problem of infants and young children in the developing world and to a lesser extent in poverty areas in the industrialized nations.

Keywords

Nutritional Assessment Skinfold Thickness Malnourished Child Skinfold Measurement Poverty Area 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adnan Shakir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Child HealthBaghdad University Medical CollegeBaghdadIraq

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