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Comparison of the New World Health Organization Growth Standards and the National Center for Health Statistics Growth Reference Regarding Mortality of Malnourished Children Treated in a 2006 Nutrition Program in Niger

Comparison of the New World Health Organization Growth Standards and the National Center for... ARTICLE Comparison of the New World Health Organization Growth Standards and the National Center for Health Statistics Growth Reference Regarding Mortality of Malnourished Children Treated in a 2006 Nutrition Program in Niger Nancy M. Dale, BScN, MPH; Rebecca F. Grais, PhD, MPP; Andrea Minetti, MD; Juhani Miettola, MD, DTM&H; Noel C. Barengo, MD, PhD, MPH Objective: To compare the National Centre for Health Outcome Measures: The main outcome measures are Statistics (NCHS) international growth reference with the the difference in classification of children as either mod- new World Health Organization (WHO) growth stan- erate or severely malnourished according to the NCHS dards for identification of the malnourished (wasted) chil- growth reference and the new WHO growth standards, dren most at risk of death. specifically focusing on children who died during the program. Design: Retrospective data analysis. Results: Of the children classified as moderately wasted Setting: AMe ´ decins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without using the NCHS reference, 37% would have been clas- Borders) nutrition program in Maradi, Niger, in 2006 that sified as severely wasted according to the new WHO treated moderately and severely malnourished children. growth standards. These children were almost 3 times more likely to die than those http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Comparison of the New World Health Organization Growth Standards and the National Center for Health Statistics Growth Reference Regarding Mortality of Malnourished Children Treated in a 2006 Nutrition Program in Niger

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2008.540
pmid
19188644
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ARTICLE Comparison of the New World Health Organization Growth Standards and the National Center for Health Statistics Growth Reference Regarding Mortality of Malnourished Children Treated in a 2006 Nutrition Program in Niger Nancy M. Dale, BScN, MPH; Rebecca F. Grais, PhD, MPP; Andrea Minetti, MD; Juhani Miettola, MD, DTM&H; Noel C. Barengo, MD, PhD, MPH Objective: To compare the National Centre for Health Outcome Measures: The main outcome measures are Statistics (NCHS) international growth reference with the the difference in classification of children as either mod- new World Health Organization (WHO) growth stan- erate or severely malnourished according to the NCHS dards for identification of the malnourished (wasted) chil- growth reference and the new WHO growth standards, dren most at risk of death. specifically focusing on children who died during the program. Design: Retrospective data analysis. Results: Of the children classified as moderately wasted Setting: AMe ´ decins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without using the NCHS reference, 37% would have been clas- Borders) nutrition program in Maradi, Niger, in 2006 that sified as severely wasted according to the new WHO treated moderately and severely malnourished children. growth standards. These children were almost 3 times more likely to die than those

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JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 2009

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