Utility of Arm Circumference as a Screening Instrument to Identify Women at Nutritional Risk

V. C. Rodrigues, Phaneendra Rao, A. Lena

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Abstract

Anthropometric measurements of 567 healthy non-pregnant women aged 20–40 years were studied to assess the utility of mid-upper-arm-circumference as a screening test to detect malnutrition. The prevalence of malnutrition in the study sample was 38.4%. A cut-off point of 24 cm was found to be most appropriate in the study setting as at that level the sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive values were 71.1%, 69.6% and 59.4%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-166
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1994

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Rodrigues, V. C. ; Rao, Phaneendra ; Lena, A. / Utility of Arm Circumference as a Screening Instrument to Identify Women at Nutritional Risk. In: Tropical Doctor. 1994 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 164-166.
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In: Tropical Doctor, Vol. 24, No. 4, 01.01.1994, p. 164-166.

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