Assessment of under nutrition of Bangladeshi adults using anthropometry: can body mass index be replaced by mid-upper-arm-circumference?

Tania Sultana, Md Nazmul Karim, Tahmeed Ahmed, Mohammed Iqbal Hossain

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Abstract

Background and Objective: Body-mass-index (BMI) is widely accepted as an indicator of nutritional status in adults. Mid-upper-arm-circumference (MUAC) is another anthropometric-measure used primarily among children. The present study attempted to evaluate the use of MUAC as a simpler alternative to BMI cut-off
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0121456
Number of pages8
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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