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Anthropometric Measurements. Srinivasulu Rajendran Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi India r.srinivasulu@gmail.com. Objective of the session. To measure Anthropometric indictors.

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### Anthropometric Measurements

SrinivasuluRajendran

Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD)

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

New Delhi

India

r.srinivasulu@gmail.com

Objective of the session

To measure Anthropometric indictors

How to measure Anthropometric indictors

Three most commonly used indicators

CHILD STUNTING

Height-for-age

WASTING

Weight-for-height

UNDERWEIGHT

Weight-for-age

Z-Score
• Weight for age
• Assume we have 19 month old boy and weights 9.8 Kg.
• Reference standards for weight for age: 11.7 Kg for 19 Months old boy
• 9.8 Kg – 11.7 Kg = -1.9
• Divide the results by the SD for the child’s age and gender
• -1.9/1.2 sd = -1.58 SD units
• -1.58 is the Z-Score for that child
• Usual cut-off -2 Z-score
STATA Programrefer: 1) anthro_BDHS_07.log 2) anthro_BDHS_07.do3) BDKR51FL.dta