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One of the earliest systems for classifying protein-energy malnutrition in children, based on percentage of expected weight for age: over 90% is normal, 76–90% is mild (first degree) malnutrition, 61–75% is moderate (second degree) malnutrition, and less than 60% is severe (third degree) malnutrition. See also Wellcome classification; Waterlow classification.

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