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Simple measures can predict death in malnourished children

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.366-b (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:366
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

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    A doctor checks for signs of malnourishment by measuring arm circumference at a clinic in Mogadishu, Somalia

    Credit: PEP BONET/PANOS

    Mid-upper arm circumference predicts risk of death in malnourished children as well as the currently recommended weight for height z score. A study in rural Kenya has found that the simple measure could provide a more practical …

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