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Mid upper arm and calf circumferences as indicators of nutritional status in women of reproductive age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15603044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) is recognized as an effective means of screening for poor nutritional status in adults. The efficacy of calf circumference (CC) as a screening tool, however, is not well reported. We studied 2000 healthy women (age range: 15-49 years) in Mashed, Islamic Republic of Iran, to assess anthropometric measurements at reproductive age and the usefulness of MUAC and CC for estimating body mass index (BMI) and screening of women at nutritional risk. We found a strong correlation between MUAC and CC with weight and BMI, suggesting that MUAC and CC can be used to estimate BMI and detect nutritional disorders.
T Khadivzadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-16     Completed Date:  2005-01-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  612-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Midwifery Nursing, Mashed University of Medical Sciences, Mashed, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anthropometry / methods*
Arm / anatomy & histology*
Body Height
Body Mass Index
Body Weight
Leg / anatomy & histology*
Mass Screening / methods
Middle Aged
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Disorders / diagnosis
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Status*
Reference Values
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Urban Health
Women's Health*

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