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A Comparison of Anthropometric Classifications for Nutritional Status Determination: A Case Study in the Philippines

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. & Yamamoto, Monica E. (1985). A Comparison of Anthropometric Classifications for Nutritional Status Determination: A Case Study in the Philippines. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 31(6), 311-319.

Abstract

Increasingly, nutritionists have focused their attention on the use of anthropometric indicators for the planning and evaluation of community health programs. Included are low-cost indicators used within a population for prevention, cure, and evaluation. In the case of prevention, indicators assist in the
identification of high-risk groups likely to become malnourished, and who function more poorly and have higher morbidities and mortalities as the result of this malnutrition. For curative purposes, the indicator serves to segregate cases of malnutrition from the population as a whole for immediate treatment.
Finally, for evaluation, sufficiently sensitive indicators identify changes which may occur as the result of nutrition interventions.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/31.6.311

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1985

Journal Title

Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Yamamoto, Monica E.