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Pygmy population and anthropometric criteria

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Nathalie Avril

Nutrition Advisor / MSF

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7 Aug 2015, 10:18

Hi,
Which criteria of malnutrition can we use for pygmy population? MUAC and oedema?
thanks
Nathalie

Pascale Delchevalerie

Nutrition Advisor MSF Belgium

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7 Aug 2015, 16:14

Hi Nathalie,

It's funny, we are just analysing data from RDC were we are looking into that....
First preliminary analysis and litterature review make us think Oedema & MUAC would be more adapted (but MUAC might also overestimate a little bit). I will let you know when we completed all the analyis.
There is also an interesting article published this year on this subject:
"Growth pattern from birth to adulthood in African pygmies of known age"
Fernando V. Ramirez Rozzi, Yves Koudou, Alain Froment, Yves Le Bouc & Jeremie Botton.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150728/ncomms8672/full/ncomms8672.html

I hope this help,

Pascale

Nathalie Avril

Nutrition Advisor / MSF

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7 Aug 2015, 16:38

super thanks. keep me informed!

one more question: if you want to select 6-59months, which height do you take?...

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