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Diagnostic performance of visible severe wasting for identifying severe acute malnutrition in children admitted to hospital in Kenya.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic value of visible severe wasting in identifying severe acute malnutrition at two public hospitals in Kenya. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of children aged 6 to 59.9 months admitted to one rural and one urban hospital. On admission, mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC), weight and height were measured and the presence of visible severe wasting was assessed. The diagnostic performance of visible severe wasting was evaluated against anthropometric...

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10.2471/blt.11.091280

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Journal:
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume:
89
Issue:
12
Pages:
900-906
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1564-0604
ISSN:
0042-9686
URN:
uuid:a3b42a6e-deea-4289-a4ca-4773774a589f
Source identifiers:
221514
Local pid:
pubs:221514

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