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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
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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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Preparation of this report involved much careful work. The ACC/SCN is most grateful to all those who contributed.

The first design for the workshop was put forward by Professor George Beaton - who played a leading role throughout - and finalized by the Advisory Group on Nutrition (AGN). Preparation of material for the workshop was assisted by Drs A. Kelly and M. Lotfi, SCN staff. The workshop participants (affiliations given in Annex B), were G. H. Beaton, W. Bertrand, F. Falkner, P. Greaves, J.-P. Habicht, A. Kelly, J. Kevany, M. Lotfi, R. Martorell, J. B. Mason, A. Pradilla, F. Trowbridge, J. C. Waterlow and R. Weisell. The workshop was chaired by Professor J. Kevany, the Chairman of the AGN at the time. Rapporteurs were Drs W. Bertrand and A. Kelly.

Funding for preparation and holding the workshop, and producing the report, was provided by SCN core funds, and from the Swiss and Dutch governments through the Interagency Food and Nutrition Surveillance Programme, which we gratefully acknowledge.

A first draft of the report was prepared by A. Kelly. New material was added by Drs Beaton and Martorell.

We also thank Ms P. Jamieson, J. Hedley and V. Elliot for skilful word processing - the document is reproduced directly from their copy.

J. B. Mason
Technical Secretary
ACC Sub-Committee on Nutrition
December 1990