Severely Malnourished Children with a low weight-for-height have a higher mortality than those with a low mid-upper-arm-circumference
I. Empirical DATA Demonstrates Simpson’s Paradox
II. SYStematic literature review and meta-analysis
IIi. effect of case-load on malnutrition related mortality – policy implications
Implementation of nutrition surveys using SMART methodology in sub-saharan africa
SMART Methodology is widely used in sub-Saharan Africa by governments and partners to conduct timely nutrition surveys in all contexts and on a regular basis, often coinciding with seasonal variations, at national, sub-national and smaller-scale levels. The review found that 32 out of 45 countries had implemented SMART surveys between 2013 and 2015, contributing to the harmonisation of nutrition rapid assessment methods across the region.
Research Paper on the concordance between estimates of wasting
Evidence has shown poor concordance between population prevalence of wasting measured by weight-for-height and by mid-upper arm circumference, with a higher discrepancy noted as the overall prevalence by weight-for-height increased. Subsequently, classifying the severity of the nutrition crisis based on the prevalence measured by mid-upper arm circumference would correlate poorly with the current weight-for-height-based crisis thresholds.
Research Paper on Random Error!
The paper details the effect of Random Error on the accuracy of anthropometric measurements.