Evaluation of Mid-upper Arm Circumference in Pre-school Children: Comparison Between NCHS/CDC-2000 and WHO-2006 References

Evaluation of Mid-upper Arm Circumference in Pre-school Children: Comparison Between NCHS/CDC-2000 and WHO-2006 References

Author Nascimento, Viviane G. Google Scholar
Machado, Thais Costa Google Scholar
Bertoli, Ciro Joao Google Scholar
Abreu, Luiz Carlos de Google Scholar
Valenti, Vitor E. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Leone, Claudio Google Scholar
Institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ Taubate
Fac Med ABC
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract We aimed to evaluate the classification of arm circumference (AC) in pre-school children by using National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS/CDC-2000) and World Health Organization (WHO-2006) references. We evaluated 205 children: weight, height and AC were assessed and the body mass index (BMI) was calculated. the BMI values were classified into Z-scores by the WHO referential. the AC was classified into Z-cores by two references, comparing the whole-sample value and among groups (tercis) of BMI Z-score. the correlation was also evaluated between differences of AC with BMI Z-score. the WHO referential classified the AC in Z-scores greater than the NCHS/CDC, which is more specific and less sensitive than the NCHS/CDC for lean children and at the same time more sensitive and less specific for children with overweight. in conclusion, a significant difference in the AC classification occurs according to the referential used.
Keywords general paediatrics
international child health
orthopaedics
nutrition
statistics
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Grant number FAPESP: 08/53142-9
Date 2011-06-01
Published in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press, v. 57, n. 3, p. 208-212, 2011.
ISSN 0142-6338 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Oxford Univ Press
Extent 208-212
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmq076
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000291067600010
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33776

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