TITLE

Simple measures can predict death in malnourished children

AUTHOR(S)
Mayor, Susan
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/13/2005, Vol. 331 Issue 7513, p366
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that mid-upper arm circumference can predict the risk of death in malnourished children as well as the currently recommended weight for height z score. Details of a study in rural Kenya about this measurement and how it could provide a more practical way to identify children at high risk; Problems with initially identifying severely malnourished children at admission to hospital.
ACCESSION #
17958803

 

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