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I understand that MUAC has gender and age bias, identifying more girls and younger children with acute malnutrition.
Has any work been done to show if MUAC only criteria were used to admit children into acute malnutrition treatment programmes (TC/OTP/SFP):
- what % of boys with acute malnutrition might not be detected and therefore are excluded from treatment?
- what % of older children (3-5yrs) might not be detected and therefore are excluded from treatment?

In other words how large potentially is the gender and age bias of MUAC when used as sole criteria to admit children into acute malnutrition treatment programmes?

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