Identifying SAM children: MUAC and/or Weight-for-Height

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Grellety and Golden (2018) have published 3 new papers which challenge the use of MUAC solely for identification of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition.

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Severely malnourished children with a low weight-for-height have a higher mortality than those with a low mid-upper-arm-circumference: I. Empirical data demonstrates Simpson’s paradox link

Severely malnourished children with a low weight-for-height have similar mortality to those with a low mid-upper-arm-circumference: II. Systematic literature review and meta-analysis link

Severely malnourished children with a low weight-for-height have a higher mortality than those with a low mid-upper-arm-circumference: III. Effect of case-load on malnutrition related mortality– policy implications link

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