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Table 4 Outcome of the studies included (N = 21)

From: Anthropometric indices and measures to assess change in the nutritional status of a population: a systematic literature review

Author WFA H/LFA WFH/L MUAC MUAC/A TSF TSF/A W H BMI MC SSF HC BW
Mean % Mean % Mean % Mean % Mean % Mean % Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean
Bairagi, R. [69] + +                   
Bechir, M. et al. [70]       +               
Benefice, E. et al. [25]      -   +     +       +    
Block, S. A. et al. [71] +     +                
Branca, F. et al. [72]    +   -           +      
Briend, A. et al. [15] −/+ −/+ + + + + + +       +       
Brown, K. et al. [26] -   +   +     +     + + +      
Chikhungu, L. C. et al. [73]   +   +   -               
Egata, G. et al. [22]      - + -        +       
Garenne et al. [27] +     +   +     +    + + + + - -  
Hillbruner, C. et al. [74]    + + + +          +      
Huong, L. T. et al. [23] - - - - - -         - -      
Loutan, L. et al. [24]       -   -     +         
Marin, C. M. et al. [28] +   -   +                
Martin-Prevel, Y. et al. [29]    + + + +               +
Meshram, I. I. et al. [75] + + + + + +               
Miller, J. et al. [30] +   - + + +    -     +        
Mude, A. G. et al. [17]        +              
Panter-Brick, C. [31] + + + + + +         + +      
Shell-Duncan, B. [76]   -   +   + +    +     + + +     
Wright, J. et al. [77]   −/+                   
  1. +, Statistically significant change; − No statistically significant change; WFA, Weight-For-Age; H/LFA, Height/Length-For-Age; WFH/L, Weight-For-Height/Length; MUAC, Middle-Upper Arm Circumference; TSF, Triceps skinfold; W, Weight; H, Height BMI, Body Mass Index; MC, muscle circumference; SSF, subscapular skinfold; HC, head circumference; BW, Birth Weight