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Identifying children with a high risk of death in need of treatment – need for frequent screening

By André Briend on 25 June 2024

In this short video, André Briend, member of the WaSt TIG, presents the key Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve findings from two important multi-cohort analyses (see references below) of 1. the ability of different anthropometric measures to identify children who go on to die without treatment and 2. The effect frequency of taking those measures has on their ability to identify children who go on to die without treatment. 

References:

Khara T, Myatt M, Sadler K, et al. Anthropometric criteria for best-identifying children at high risk of mortality: a pooled analysis of twelve cohorts. Public Health Nutrition. 2023;26(4):803–819. doi:10.1017/S136898002300023X 

Briend A, Myatt M, Berkley JA, et al. Prognostic value of different anthropometric indices over different measurement intervals to predict mortality in 6–59-month-old children. Public Health Nutr. 2023 Jun;26(6):1210–1221. doi: 10.1017/S1368980023000149

 

For more information on any of the above please see the WaSt area of our website, or to discuss potential collaboration please contact: Tanya Khara, ENN Technical Director, tanya@ennonline.net.

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