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Title: Implications of the use of the new WHO growth charts on the interpretation of malnutrition and obesity in infants and young children in Oman
Authors: Alasfoor, D.
Mohammed, A.J.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We examined the difference in the prevalence estimates of the outcome indicators for the new World Health Organization [WHO] child growth standard reference [WHO 2006] and the National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS]/WHO reference using the National Protein-Energy Malnutrition Survey dataset. Based on the NCHS/WHO reference, overall prevalence estimates of underweight, wasting, stunting and overweight were 17.8%, 7.4%, 10.9% and 1.3% compared to 11.3%, 7.6%, 13.0% and 1.9% respectively calculated according to the WHO 2006 reference: stunting and overweight showed statistically significantly higher estimates, whereas underweight was statistically significantly lower. The differences were not consistent across age groups
Description: 890-898
Keywords: Reference Standards
World Health Organization
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Subject: Growth
ISSN: 1020-3397
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