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Dear Colleagues

To identify mlanutrition/thinness with BMI, etc:

We know we use BMI-for-Age for girls below the age of 19 years old. 

We also know that we need to use BMI for adults. However there are various documents* that state BMI should be used for 19 years and older, others  state for 20 years and older, other documents  state for over 20 years. 

My question: what is correct to use for women of 19 years old? 

*WHO, CDC, FANTA, etc.

Thanks so much, Mija

(PS please do not turn this question in a debate on MUAC, as that is not the question here, for now ...... )

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