10. Anthropometric measures

Stanley J. Ulijaszek

in Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology

Second edition

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780192627391
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723704 | DOI:
10. Anthropometric measures

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Anthropometric measures play a dual role in nutritional epidemiology, as measures of exposure and measures of outcome. General problems associated with anthropometric measurement are discussed, including the training of field workers and use of equipment. Anthropometric indices are defined. The treatment of data prior to analysis is described. Appropriate measurements and indices for the assessment of under- and over-nutrition in children and adults are considered. The relative merits of the use of reference data from different sources are reviewed.

Keywords: anthropometry; measurement error; anthropometric indices; training; anthropometric reference data

Chapter.  10922 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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