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Maternal MUAC identification of at risk women

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sanjeev pratap rao

IPE

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17 Aug 2016, 09:32

I want to know can maternal MUAC used for identification of nutritional at risk mother.

Innocent MANIRAHO

Health&Nutrition Field Supervisor

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17 Aug 2016, 10:00

Yes! We have two kinds of MUAC which are used to identify nutrition status: One for children between 6-59 months and another for mothers.

mija ververs

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17 Aug 2016, 13:08

Hi there
I know you are not necessarily looking for MUAC in pregnant women, however this article might help you :
http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/which-anthropometric-indicators-identify-a-pregnant-woman-as-acutely-malnourished-and-predict-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-the-humanitarian-context/
Also, what do you mean exactly with maternal ? Women of reproductive age?
good luck, mija

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