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Title: Underestimation of malnutrition among Pakistani infants weighed with clothes on
Authors: Faisel, A.
Ahmed, T.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: Many growth monitoring programmes at health facilities and in communities in Pakistan weigh children with their clothes on. The nutritional status of infants at the Rawalpindi General Hospital was estimated from weight without clothes on and showed that about 8% of malnourished children were being missed. This underestimation mostly affected children with grade II and grade III malnutrition. Generally, more boys have normal nutritional status than girls. Accordingly, weight with clothes on was found to underestimate the malnutrition status of girls more than that of boys. Children should be weighed without clothes on so as estimate their nutritional status and risk accurately
Description: 255-260
Keywords: Nutritional Status
Birth Weight
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Weights and Measures
Subject: Nutrition Disorders
ISSN: 1020-3397
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Appears in Collections:EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)

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