Which anthropometric indicators identify a pregnant woman as acutely malnourished and predict adverse birth outcomes in the humanitarian context?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/315017
Title:
Which anthropometric indicators identify a pregnant woman as acutely malnourished and predict adverse birth outcomes in the humanitarian context?
Authors:
Ververs, M-T; Antierens, A; Sackl, A; Staderini, N; Captier, V
Journal:
PLoS Currents
Abstract:
Currently there is no consensus on how to identify pregnant women as acutely malnourished and when to enroll them in nutritional programmes. Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland undertook a literature review with the purpose of determining values of anthropometric indicators for acute malnutrition that are associated with adverse birth outcomes (such as low birth weight (LBW)), pre-term birth and intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR). A literature search in PUBMED was done covering 1 January 1995 to 12 September 2012 with the key terms maternal anthropometry and pregnancy. The review focused on the humanitarian context. Mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) was identified as the preferential indicator of choice because of its relatively strong association with LBW, narrow range of cut-off values, simplicity of measurement (important in humanitarian settings) and it does not require prior knowledge of gestational age. The MUAC values below which most adverse effects were identified were <22 and <23 cm. A conservative cut-off of <23 cm is recommended to include most pregnant women at risk of LBW for their infants in the African and Asian contexts.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/315017
DOI:
10.1371/currents.dis.54a8b618c1bc031ea140e3f2934599c8
PubMed ID:
23787989
Language:
en
ISSN:
2157-3999
Appears in Collections:
Womens/Reproductive Health

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVervers, M-Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorAntierens, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSackl, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStaderini, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCaptier, Ven_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-31T20:48:39Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-31T20:48:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationWhich anthropometric indicators identify a pregnant woman as acutely malnourished and predict adverse birth outcomes in the humanitarian context? 2013, 5: PLoS Curren_GB
dc.identifier.issn2157-3999-
dc.identifier.pmid23787989-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/currents.dis.54a8b618c1bc031ea140e3f2934599c8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/315017-
dc.description.abstractCurrently there is no consensus on how to identify pregnant women as acutely malnourished and when to enroll them in nutritional programmes. Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland undertook a literature review with the purpose of determining values of anthropometric indicators for acute malnutrition that are associated with adverse birth outcomes (such as low birth weight (LBW)), pre-term birth and intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR). A literature search in PUBMED was done covering 1 January 1995 to 12 September 2012 with the key terms maternal anthropometry and pregnancy. The review focused on the humanitarian context. Mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) was identified as the preferential indicator of choice because of its relatively strong association with LBW, narrow range of cut-off values, simplicity of measurement (important in humanitarian settings) and it does not require prior knowledge of gestational age. The MUAC values below which most adverse effects were identified were <22 and <23 cm. A conservative cut-off of <23 cm is recommended to include most pregnant women at risk of LBW for their infants in the African and Asian contexts.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLoS Currentsen_GB
dc.subjectDiagnosticsen_GB
dc.subjectMalnutritionen_GB
dc.subjectMaternal Care/Women's Healthen_GB
dc.titleWhich anthropometric indicators identify a pregnant woman as acutely malnourished and predict adverse birth outcomes in the humanitarian context?en
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Currentsen_GB

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