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dc.contributor.author Forcheh, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-16T06:11:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-16T06:11:12Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Forcheh, N. (2002) Ehrenberg law-like relationship and anthropometry, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 165, No. 1, pp.155-172 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/1055
dc.description Symbols on the abstract may differ from the original abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract Summary. Ehrenberg presented the simple law-like relationship log(w) = 0.8h + 0.4 ? 0.04 between the weight and height of children aged 5-13 years. Several researchers have confirmed that this relationship holds, irrespective of the child's ethnic, racial, gender and social class. In anthropometry, a weight-height relationship is used to measure the nutritional status of children. For this purpose, the World Health Organization have adopted the National Center for Health Statistics population as the international reference population. The relationship between the World Health Organization-National Center for Health Statistics anthropometric standards and Ehrenberg law-like relationship is examined. Differences between the weight-for-height relationship in anthropometry and the law-like relationship between weight and height for children are small and can be attributable to functional differences. It is found that an Ehrenberg law-like relationship can be extended to include children who are under 5 years old. Criteria for using the law-like relationship to assess the nutritional status of these children are thus suggested. The criteria are evaluated using anthropometric data of a sample of 513 children from a rural district of Botswana. The results indicate that the proposed method of using the law-like relationship to assess nutritional status is much simpler and at least as reliable as the existing methods in anthropometry. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell, www.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell en_US
dc.subject Anthropometry en_US
dc.subject Children under 5 years old en_US
dc.subject D-statistics en_US
dc.subject Ehrenberg en_US
dc.subject Law-like relationship en_US
dc.subject Nutritional status en_US
dc.subject Reference standard en_US
dc.subject Wasting en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anthropometry en_US
dc.title Ehrenberg law-like relationship and anthropometry en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://www.jstor.org/stable/3559766 en_US


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