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Cross-sectional anthropometry: what can it tell us about the health of young children

McMurray, Christine


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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Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article


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