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Measuring Refugee Malnutrition in the Under-fives

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Bibliographic information:


Renzaho, AndrĂ©, Cate Burns, and Daniel Reidpath. 2002. "Measuring Refugee Malnutrition in the Under-fives: Pitfalls in Practice." Mots Pluriels 21. 




This study was conducted to assess the pros and cons of using World Health Organization (WHO)/National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reference values to evaluate the nutritional status of refugee children.  The authors compiled a dataset from a search of the medical and health literature that focused on malnutrition.  They determined that WHO/NCHS references are not sufficiently representative of refugee populations and they recommend establishing more standard values to ensure better assessment of malnutrition in the field.  Over 25 references are included. 










Resource type:


Journal article


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