Indicators for monitoring the growth of peruvian infants : weight and length gain vs attained weight and length.
To determine appropriate indicators and age intervals for growth monitoring in this population, the relationship between monthly weight and length indicators and nutritional status at 12 months was evaluated among 102 low-income Peruvian infants.
Cutoffs for defining adequate vs slow growth were obtained from published reference data, and sensitivies and specificities of each indicator were calculated.
Low weight grain in early infancy, especially from 1 to 2 months, is useful for predicting low weight at 1 year (sensitivity=81%, specificity=65% ; 25th percentill cutoff).
Mots-clés Pascal : Développement staturopondéral, Poids corporel, Taille corporelle, Anthropométrie, Biométrie corporelle, Nourrisson, Homme, Pérou, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Statut socioéconomique, Faible, Etat nutritionnel, Indicateur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Somatic growth, Body weight, Body size, Anthropometry, Corporal biometry, Infant, Human, Peru, South America, America, Socioeconomic status, Low, Nutritional status, Indicator
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0567690
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 09/06/1995.