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Measurement of Undernutrition-Biological Considerations

Measurement of Undernutrition-Biological Considerations

Biological Considerations C Gopalan This paper argues that (a) in the assessment of 'adequlacy of calorie intakes in a community, it will be justifiable and prudent fat us to continue to use the recommended mean calorie requirement and not the M-2 SD as the yardstick of calorie adequacy; and (b) it will be prudent not to place sole reliance on calorie intake figures for measurement of undernutrition but to continue to use the approaches hitherto in vogue for the assessment of nutritional status of individuals and population groups

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