Cross-sectional anthropometry: what can it tell us about the health of young children
It has become common practice in health surveys to collect anthropometric measurements from young children. These datasets comprise one-point-in-time measurements for a number of children, and are very different in character from longitudinal data such as those collected during growth monitoring. This paper explores the nature of cross-sectional data, their applications and their limitations, using sample data from Burundi, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Methods of analysis which treat the data as...[Show more]
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