The importance of age in evaluating anthropometric indices for predicting mortality

Joanne Katz, Keith West, Ignatius Tarwotjo, Alfred Sommer

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Abstract

Weights and heights were obtained on approximately 4,000 preschool-aged children in six rural villages of West Java between 1977 and 1978. Deaths occurring in the ensuing 18 months were ascertained at three-month intervals. The abilities of relative weight for height and height for age to discriminate children at greatest risk of dying were compared. Younger children (≤two years) with low height for age (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1219-1226
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Volume130
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1989

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Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Body height
  • Body weight
  • Growth
  • Malnutrition
  • Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Epidemiology

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The importance of age in evaluating anthropometric indices for predicting mortality. / Katz, Joanne; West, Keith; Tarwotjo, Ignatius; Sommer, Alfred.

In: American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 130, No. 6, 12.1989, p. 1219-1226.

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