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Am J Public Health. 1993 Nov;83(11):1616-8.

Anthropometry and childhood mortality in northwest and southwest Uganda.

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Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, London, England.

Abstract

Two longitudinal studies were carried out in northwest and southwest Uganda to examine the relationship between anthropometry and childhood mortality. Although the prevalence of malnutrition was significantly different between the two geographic areas, the relative risk for mortality associated with low levels of anthropometry was similar. When the anthropometric parameters were compared among each other, mid-upper arm circumference was found to be the most powerful predictor of mortality. The findings of this study confirm that mid-upper arm circumference is the indicator of choice to identify children at higher risk of death.

PMID:
8238688
PMCID:
PMC1694902
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.83.11.1616
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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