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I would like to collect some data around maternal nutrtition status in order to build the case for emphasising project components which address this issue. There is good secondry evidence to say maternal nutritional status is poor, food taboos are commen as is women eating less in times of scarcity and the prevalence of lbw babies is high. I am aware that there is some debate about the best way to do this and that there are difficulties around standardising cut-offs but wandered if there was any consensus as to a reference which I might be able to measure maternal BMI (or MUAC) against? Many Thanks.
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