publication . Article . 2012

Z Score and CIAF – A comprehensive measure of magnitude of undernutrition in a rural school going population of Kashmir, India

Fazili Anjum; Pandit M I; Mir A A; Bhat I A;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2012 Journal: Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health (issn: 2277-9604, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Makhdoomi Printers
Abstract
WHO has recently recommended the use of Z-Score or SD system to grade undernutrition as this system allows us to measure all the three indices i.e. weight for age, height for age, weight for height. 438 school children in the age group of 5-9 years were clinically and anthropometrically assessed in order to estimate the prevalence of undernutrition using the Z-Score system of classification and the recently introduced Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure (CIAF) .Only 112 (25.58%) of these children were in a state of anthropometric failure as per the Z-Score system , 10.73% of them being underweight , 15.29% wasted and 8.90% stunted. The most common anthropo...
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free text keywords: Z-Score, stunting, wasting, underweight, anthropometric failure, CIAF, undernutrition, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Medicine, R
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