MUAC


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MUAC

Mid-upper arm circumference. See Triceps skin fold.
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HCWs' ability to classify MUAC measurements was limited.
Table 4 presents results for stunting, wasting, underweight and MUAC of the infants recruited into the study.
Pearson correlation analysis was performed between MUAC and demographic and anthropometric indices.
To assess the strength of the correlation between MUAC and BMI in pregnant women booking into antenatal care in the Metro West area of Cape Town, SA.
Some researchers have shown serious concern about utility of MUAC as screening tool, because of its low sensitivity.
The malnutrition scores on ICU discharge day correlated inversely and significantly with the patients' BMI, MUAC, TSF, MAMC, calf circumference, and dry lean mass on admission day.
Association of malnutrition with MUAC was computed using Odd Ratio with 95% confidence interval.
Weight (kg), length (cm), MUAC (cm), and z-scores [underweight or weight-for-age (WAZ), stunting or length-for-age (LAZ), and wasting or weight-for-length (WLZ)] were the dependent variables while socioeconomic status, family characteristics and practices (boiling water, maternal and paternal age, educational status, and native language), and infants' characteristics (gender, age at baseline, vaccination status, and initial feeding practices) were the independent variables.
He added that the Directorate instructed health centers, shelters, and specialized mobile teams to employ the MUAC nutrition indicator to detect malnutrition cases among targeted children.
Although few studies have assessed the degree of pairwise agreement between a number of body composition indices in various age groups [10, 12, 14-16], to the best of our knowledge, no study has investigated the agreement of the all four obesity indices including BMI, WH, TST and MUAC simultaneously.
The profile for MUAC also showed significant differences between the two groups.
7 Owned bed net 26 19 MUAC At study inclusion, cm 26 26 At delivery, cm 23.