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National Household Survey Capability Programme, How to Weigh and Measure Children: Assessing the Nutritional Status of Young Choldren in Household Surveys
 
Series: NHSCP, No.DP/UN/INT-81-041/6E.pdf 
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This manual explains how to weigh and measure children. The measurements that are presented are standing height, recumbent length, weight and mid-upper arm circumference. Mid-upper arm circumference is not a core measurement for cross-sectional surveys but is included as a supplementary measurement as it is particularly useful for screening purposes.

The manual is a prototype which can be used as a training manual or for supervisors or enumerators as a field manual.


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