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Titolo:
ESTIMATING THE PREVALENCE OF HEIGHT FOR AGE DEFICITS BASED ON THE PREVALENCE OF LOW-WEIGHT FOR AGE AMONG BRAZILIAN CHILDREN
Autore:
VICTORA CG; GIGANTE DP; BARROS AJD; MONTEIRO CA; DEONIS M;
Indirizzi:
CAIXA POSTAL 464 BR-96001970 PELOTAS RS BRAZIL UNIV FED PELOTAS,DEPT SOCIAL MED PELOTAS RS BRAZIL UNIV FED PELOTAS,DEPT NUTR PELOTAS RS BRAZIL UNIV SAO PAULO,FAC SAUDE PUBL,DEPT NUTR SAO PAULO BRAZIL
Titolo Testata:
Revista de Saude Publica
fascicolo: 4, volume: 32, anno: 1998,
pagine: 321 - 327
SICI:
0034-8910(1998)32:4<321:ETPOHF>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MALNUTRITION;
Keywords:
WEIGHT AGE; BODY HEIGHT; NUTRITIONAL SURVEILLANCE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
17
Recensione:
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Citazione:
C.G. Victora et al., "ESTIMATING THE PREVALENCE OF HEIGHT FOR AGE DEFICITS BASED ON THE PREVALENCE OF LOW-WEIGHT FOR AGE AMONG BRAZILIAN CHILDREN", Revista de Saude Publica, 32(4), 1998, pp. 321-327

Abstract

Introduction Anthropometry is frequently used for evaluating nutritional status of individuals and populations. In recent years, community surveys have been conducted by health professionals in various regionsof Brazil with the objective of complementing the data obtained through nutritional surveillance programs. One important difficulty in conducting these assessments has been measuring height during visits to the homes of survey participants. Methods Thirty-eight anthropometric surveys of Brazilian children aged up to 5 years using the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reference were identified. The percentage of children with a Z-score below standard deviations was used to define deficits of weight for age and height for age. Results Correlation between prevalences of height for age and weight for age deficits were examined. Due to the low prevalence of deficits in weight for height in all surveys, there was strong correlation between weight for ageand height for age at the population level. Approximately 90% of the height for age (H/A) variation was accounted for by that of weight forage (W/A). Conclusions Using the equation, (prevalence H/A) = 0.74 + 2.34 (Prevalence W/A) - 0.03 (Prevalence W/A)(2) it is possible to estimate the prevalence of height deficits on the basis of prevalence of weight deficits. These results suggest that anthropometric surveys as conducted in Brazil, in the context of health services, can be simplified by measuring weight only, instead of both weight and height.

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