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Table 2 Spearman’s correlation (rho) for prevalence of wasting by weight-for-height and by mid-upper arm circumference overall and differences in prevalencea

From: Concordance between the estimates of wasting measured by weight-for-height and by mid-upper arm circumference for classification of severity of nutrition crisis: analysis of population-representative surveys from humanitarian settings

  WHZ v. MUAC (WHZ- MUAC) v MUAC (WHZ-MUAC) v WHZ
Latin America and Caribbean 0.3667 −0.6377 0.3726
Eastern and Southern Africa 0.3553 −0.1599 0.8279
Congo, DRC 0.6822 −0.4811 0.2513
West and Central Africa 0.6247 −0.0886 0.6652
Sudan 0.6187 −0.1317 0.6210
Middle East North Africa 0.8901 0.6352 0.8857
South East Asia and Pacific 0.5639 −0.4296 0.4501
All Surveys 0.5485 −0.1634 0.6859
  1. aRho values greater than 0.5 are indicated in bold