WHZ

AcronymDefinition
WHZWestsaechsische Hochschule Zwickau (German university: West Saxon University of Applied Sciences)
WHZWeight for Height Z-Score (body measurement)
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Two anthropometric diagnostic methods for diagnosing and referring children with malnutrition for treatment and rehabilitation are MUAC and WHZ.3 To identify MAM and SAM, MUAC of 115-125mm and < 115 mm respectively is used for community screening.4 However, currently it is unclear how MUAC and WHZ are related to each other.
[2] A significant proportion of the children in this study population had wasting (WHZ <-2) and 25.0% had been born prematurely.
The mean (SD) WAZ was 0.44 (1.26), the mean (SD) WHZ was 0.83 (1.28) and the mean (SD) HAZ was -0.24 (1.26).
These former scientific staff members of the WHZ are in leading positions in the Saxon economy today and strengthen the region of Saxony.
Results The frequency of acute malnutrition or wasting (WHZ) among flood affected children was 23.7% as compared to 16.5% among unaffected children while the frequency of underweight (WAZ) in flood affected areas was 42.1% as against 36.8% in unaffected areas (both were not significant).
Abbreviations ANC: Antenatal care AOR: Adjusted Odds Ratio BMI: Body mass index CI: Confidence Interval COR: Crude Odds Ratio EDHS: Ethiopia Demography and Health Survey ETB: Ethiopian Birr GDP: Gross domestic product HAZ: Height-for-Age IQR: Interquartile Range MI: Micronutrient Initiatives SD: Standard deviation UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund WAZ: Weight-for-Age WHO: World Health Organization WHZ: Weight-for-Height.
Patterns of the prevalence of stunting (HAZ < -2), underweight (WAZ < -2), wasting (WHZ < -2), overweight, and obesity by age and sex were determined.
Wasting WHZ. According the WHZ, wasting was found in 50.3% (n = 129) of SCA children.
Children who presented oedema as a clinical sign of malnutrition and WHZ above +3 SD were not included in the WHZ analysis.
Z -scores were calculated using the WHO Anthro 3.0.1 software program (WHO Anthro, Geneva, Switzerland), including the weight-for-age Z -score (WAZ), weight-for-height Z -score (WHZ), and length-for-age Z -score (LAZ).
Weight and length/height of each child were compared to the CDC/National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) growth charts to calculate sex-standardized weight-for-age, height-for-age, and weight-for-height z-scores (WAZ, HAZ, and WHZ, respectively) (Kuczmarski et al.