Anthropometry as an Index of Nutritional Status
Our present concern is to address the problem of the use of anthropometry as an index of nutritional status. Inferences drawn from such usage must be based upon knowledge of the accuracy and validity with which anthropometric indices measure nutritional status. To illustrate this problem, we will refer to one particular anthropometric index of nutritional status, weight, the most widely used index, and only to preschool children. We are concerned particularly with those aged between two and three years who are at most risk of protein-calorie malnutrition in the villages where we work,1,2 because they have just been weaned.
KeywordsNutritional Status Preschool Child Anthropometric Variable Anthropometric Index Repeated Variation Measurement
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