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Comparison of the new World Health Organization growth standards and the National Center for Health Statistics growth reference regarding mortality of malnourished children treated in a 2006 nutrition program in Niger

  • 2009/03/31
Type of publication
  • Articles
Authors
  • Dale NM
  • Grais RF
  • Minetti A
  • Miettola J
  • Barengo NC
Themes
  • Nutrition

OBJECTIVE: To compare the National Centre for Health Statistics (NCHS) international growth reference with the new World Health Organization (WHO) growth standards for identification of the malnourished (wasted) children most at risk of death.

DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis.