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Looking at the WHO growth standard for MUAC, one can understand the change of MUAC with age. So my concern is, is it feasible to use the same MUAC cutoff (<11.5CM) for all children aged 6-59 months to screen SAM? My understanding from field observation is that its sensitivity for younger children aged 6-23 higher than its sensitivity for older children aged 24-59. In order to have similar sensitivity one can assume a lower cut off for younger children and higher one for older children. Looking for your thoughts.

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