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Table 5 Classification into crisis categories surveys by prevalence of wasting by mid-upper arm circumference

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

  Crisis categories based on prevalence of wasting by mid-upper arm circumference Percent concordance
(N = 733)
0- < 5%
Acceptable
5- < 15%
Poor/Serious
15- < 30%
Emergency
≥ 30%
Famine
1 < 4% 4- < 7% 7- < 16% ≥ 16% 41.88%
2 < 4% 4- < 7% 7- < 17% ≥ 17% 42.84%
3 < 4% 4- < 8% 8- < 16% ≥ 16% 44.75%
4 < 4% 4- < 8% 8- < 17% ≥ 17% 45.70%
5 < 4% 4- < 9% 9- < 16% ≥ 16% 46.38%
6 < 4% 4- < 9% 9- < 17% ≥ 17% 47.34%
7 < 5% 5- < 7% 7- < 16% ≥ 16% 37.93%
8 < 5% 5- < 7% 7- < 17% ≥ 17% 38.88%
9 < 5% 5- < 8% 8- < 16% ≥ 16% 40.79%
10 < 5% 5- < 8% 8- < 17% ≥ 17% 41.75%
11 < 5% 5- < 9% 9- < 16% ≥ 16% 42.43%
12 < 5% 5- < 9% 9- < 17% ≥ 17% 43.38%