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A growth reference for mid upper arm circumference for age among school age children and adolescents, and validation for mortality: growth curve construction and longitudinal cohort study

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Objectives Worldwide, school age children and adolescents are vulnerable to conflict and food insecurity and HIV-infected children are increasingly surviving into adolescence. WHO recommends assessing acute malnutrition in this age group using body mass index-for-age Z scores (BMIz). For under-fives, mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) is the mainstay of community diagnosis of acute malnutrition, is simple to perform and predicts survival better than weight-for-height Z scores... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmj.j3423

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Mwangome, M More by this author
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Journal website
Volume:
358
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Article: j3423
Publication date:
2017-08-03
Acceptance date:
2017-07-10
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
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pubs:707693
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uri:673f54b8-c083-46e3-9eac-fe0db0a18680
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uuid:673f54b8-c083-46e3-9eac-fe0db0a18680
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pubs:707693

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