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Comparative Study
, 82 (5), 364-5

Anthropometric Indices of Failure to Thrive

Comparative Study

Anthropometric Indices of Failure to Thrive

P Raynor et al. Arch Dis Child.


Aims: To compare five anthropometric methods of classifying failure to thrive in order to ascertain their relative merits in predicting developmental, dietary, and eating problems.

Methods: The five anthropometric methods were compared in 83 children with failure to thrive.

Results: The methods were inconsistent in classification of severity, and no one method was superior in predicting problems.

Conclusions: Weight alone, being the simplest, is still the most reasonable marker for failure to thrive and associated problems.

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