Anthropometric Indices Used for the Diagnosis of Malnutrition in Adolescents and Adults: Review of the Literature

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23217
Title:
Anthropometric Indices Used for the Diagnosis of Malnutrition in Adolescents and Adults: Review of the Literature
Authors:
Dorlencourt, F; Priem, V; Legros, D
Journal:
Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
Abstract:
The International Dietary Energy Consultative Group, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), has done most of the research conducted in the field of adult malnutrition in the late 1980's. These studies were carried out mainly in populations suffering from chronic malnutrition, and led to the current WHO recommendations for the diagnosis and classification of adult malnutrition. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the gold standard to be used in adults, with the following cut-off points identified: 16.0, 17.0 and 18.5. The good correlation observed between BMI and Middle Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) led to the determination of corresponding cut-off points. However, the very few field studies available in the literature are in favor of a lowering of the BMI cut-off points during nutritional emergencies. Several questions need to be answered through field research, mainly concerning the type of indicator best predicting the risk of death, and the type of indicator to be used in adolescents, pregnant women and older people.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, 4 rue St Sabin, 75011 Paris, France.
Issue Date:
Jan-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23217
PubMed ID:
11775316
Language:
fr
ISSN:
0037-9085
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDorlencourt, F-
dc.contributor.authorPriem, V-
dc.contributor.authorLegros, D-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-14T11:17:59Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-14T11:17:59Z-
dc.date.issued2000-01-
dc.identifier.citation[Anthropometric Indices Used for the Diagnosis of Malnutrition in Adolescents and Adults: Review of the Literature] 2000, 93 (5):321-4notBull Soc Pathol Exoten
dc.identifier.issn0037-9085-
dc.identifier.pmid11775316-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/23217-
dc.description.abstractThe International Dietary Energy Consultative Group, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), has done most of the research conducted in the field of adult malnutrition in the late 1980's. These studies were carried out mainly in populations suffering from chronic malnutrition, and led to the current WHO recommendations for the diagnosis and classification of adult malnutrition. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the gold standard to be used in adults, with the following cut-off points identified: 16.0, 17.0 and 18.5. The good correlation observed between BMI and Middle Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) led to the determination of corresponding cut-off points. However, the very few field studies available in the literature are in favor of a lowering of the BMI cut-off points during nutritional emergencies. Several questions need to be answered through field research, mainly concerning the type of indicator best predicting the risk of death, and the type of indicator to be used in adolescents, pregnant women and older people.en
dc.languagefre-
dc.language.isofren
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique (1990)en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAnthropometryen
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshNutrition Disordersen
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen
dc.subject.meshReference Valuesen
dc.subject.meshWorld Health Organizationen
dc.titleAnthropometric Indices Used for the Diagnosis of Malnutrition in Adolescents and Adults: Review of the Literaturefr
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, 4 rue St Sabin, 75011 Paris, France.en
dc.identifier.journalBulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotiqueen

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