Nutrition promotion: the role of monitoring physical growth

Zulkifli, S.N. (1992) Nutrition promotion: the role of monitoring physical growth. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 6 (4). pp. 210-6. ISSN 1010-5395

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Growth monitoring has been included as one of the basic strategies for child survival. In this paper, the rationale for this is reiterated both for individual as well as population nutritional surveillance. Methods for and approaches to growth monitoring are described. In addition, potential problems in implementing growth monitoring projects and interpreting the results are discussed. Despite its lack of sensitivity and specificity as a diagnostic tool, its advantages in terms of low cost, simplicity, reliability and social acceptability justify its use in nutritional surveillance, particularly in populations at risk of malnutrition.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Social Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometry; Child; Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 01:51
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 04:51

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