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close this bookAppropriate Uses of Anthropometric Indices in Children - Nutrition policy discussion paper No. 7 (UNSSCN, 1990, 60 p.)
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View the documentUNITED NATIONS ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION - SUBCOMMITTEE ON NUTRITION (ACC/SCN)
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentFOREWORD
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
View the documentCHAPTER 2 - BIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR INTERPRETATION
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 3 - GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 4 - SCREENING: INDIVIDUAL LEVEL - ONE-TIME ASSESSMENT
View the documentCHAPTER 5 - GROWTH MONITORING: INDIVIDUAL LEVEL - ASSESSMENT OF TRENDS
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 6 - POPULATION LEVEL - ONE-TIME ASSESSMENT
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 7 - NUTRITIONAL SURVEILLANCE: POPULATION LEVEL - TREND ASSESSMENT
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View the documentANNEX A - The significance of small body size in populations
View the documentANNEX B - List of participants
View the documentANNEX C - Extract from: Use and Interpretation of Anthropometric Indicators of Nutritional Status. Report of a WHO Working Group (1986a)
View the documentANNEX D - Illustration of wasting prevalences

ANNEX D - Illustration of wasting prevalences

(% <-2 SDs weight-for-height)

Country

Prev. %

Country

Prev. %

Country

Prev. %

Botswana

6

Burkina Faso

12

Bangladesh

16

Burundi

6

Mali

11

Burma

11

Ethiopia

12

Niger (Drought)

23

India (Tamil Nadu)

21

Kenya

5



Thailand

6

Lesotho

5

Cameroon

2



Malawi

3

Congo

5

Ecuador

2

Somalia (Drought)

40

Cote d'Ivoire

9

Peru

1

Sudan (Drought)

36

Ghana

7



Tanzania

5

Nigeria (Drought)

21



Uganda

4

Senegal

6





Zaire

5



Source: taken from WHO (1989), "Global Nutritional Status, Update 1989"; results are to illustrate common prevalences of wasting, generally in 6 to 60 month old children in 1980's.

(from SCN News No. 5, p. 15, Early 1990.)

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