MUAC


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AcronymDefinition
MUACMid Upper Arm Circumference
MUACMaastricht Upper Area Control Center (air traffic control; Belgium)
MUACMassey University Alpine Club (New Zealand)
MUACMelbourne University Athletics Club (Australia)
MUACManipulation under Anesthesia Certification (course)
MUACMovimiento Universal Anti Censura (Spanish: Universal Anti-Censorship Movement; Chile)
MUACMongolian University of Arts and Culture (Ulan Bator, Mongolia)
MUACMixed Use Activity Center
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Use of cutoffs for mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) as an indicator or predictor of nutritional and health-related outcomes in adolescents and adults: a systematic review.
* MUAC: With the bent arm, a flexible measuring tape was wrapped around the mid-upper arm (midpoint of the arm between the shoulder and the tip of the elbow)
[9] by observing for bilateral pitting oedema and/or MUAC <115 mm and/or Weight-for-Height/Length (Z-score) below -3SD and/or visible wasting among 6-59 months and in infants <6 months also by noticing feeble to suckle effectively.
In most of the cases, 280 (80%) subjects were presenting MUAC < 11.5 cm, while most of the control subjects [249 (71.1%)1 showed MUAC > 13.5 cm.
A baseline survey of 1840 households was carried out in the study area to identify severely malnourished children using MUAC. The baseline survey screened for all children aged 6-23 months with a MUAC less than 115mm.
(18,19) The mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) is an important measurement which is often used for the assessment among pre-school children.
Controversy regarding MUAC concerns the fluctuation in body fluids caused by physiologic changes; however, there is reported strong correlation between MUAC values with BMI in men while cut-off point MUAC <23.3cm provide reasonable correlation with BMI in women [11].
The mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) was determined in triplicate, using a measuring tape, to determine eligibility for the NTP food supplementation.