Author(s): Rodrigues VC, Rao RS, Lena A
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Abstract Anthropometric measurements of 567 healthy nonpregnant 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.
This article was published in Trop Doct
and referenced in Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy