MUAC


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MUAC

Mid-upper arm circumference. See Triceps skin fold.
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Anthropometric indicators of malnutrition such as body mass index (BMI) and mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) were measured to evaluate the nutritional status of COPD patients.
Table 1 shows the mean height, weight, BMI, triceps skin-fold thickness, MUAC, AMG, and AMA in laborers, and sedentary counterparts.
In most of the cases, 280 (80%) showed MUAC < 11.5 cm, while most of the control subjects [249 (71.1%)] showed MUAC > 13.5 cm.
Out of 1,840 children in the baseline survey, 240(13%) were screened and identified as SAM by MUAC criterion (less than 115mm).
MUAC of children with ages ranging from 2-5 years was recorded using standard technique after obtaining official approval from Institutional Ethics Committee.
Weight and height were transformed to BMI values by BMI calculator while MUAC values transformed to nutritional status using Epi-info [14].
Among those who did, the average MUAC was 29.6 cm for the total study population, whereas 68% had MUAC between 24.7 and 34.4 cm.