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Descriptive epidemiology of multiple anthropometric deficits

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Mark Myatt

Consultant Epideomiologist

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16 Jul 2018, 09:37

Here is an article from the Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group proving a descriptive epidemiology of multiple anthropometric deficits use data from 51 countries. Share and enjoy!

Mark Myatt

Consultant Epideomiologist

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16 Jul 2018, 12:09

I meant "providing" rather than "proving". Sorry.

André BRIEND

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16 Jul 2018, 15:05

The term « multiple anthropometric deficits » was coined to describe children who were at the same time wasted, stunted and underweight. One of the key messages of this paper is that ALL children who are both wasted and stunted are all ALL underweight. In the conclusion section of the abstract it is said that: “The category “multiple anthropometric deficits” can be abandoned in favour of WaSt”. In the discussion it is said that: "It seems sensible to abandon the category of “multiple anthropometric deficits” in favour of WaSt which is both simpler and more descriptive. "

I suggest we abandon this category of “multiple anthropometric deficits” for good.

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