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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. 

 


Abstract:

 

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. 

 


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Children 

Health

 


Resource type:

 

Journal article

 


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