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Standards in Epi 6.1

Posted by mikegolden on 25 Jun 2008 at 13:17 GMT

EPI 6.1 statistical software was used to calculate the weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height z-scores, which compare the study children to the nutritional standards of the World Health Organization
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Epi 6.1 calculates Z-scores based upon the NCHS standards. These are not the same as the WHO(2005) standards which are substantially different, particularly for the younger child. The new standards are available from WHO (Anthro) and can be easily calculated using SMART software ENA (at www.nutrisurvey.net)