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Effects of Deworming on Malnourished Preschool Children in India: An Open-Labelled, Cluster-Randomized Trial

  • Shally Awasthi mail,

    sawasthi@sancharnet.in

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India

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  • Richard Peto,

    Affiliation: Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Vinod K. Pande,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India

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  • Robert H. Fletcher,

    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Simon Read,

    Affiliation: Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Donald A. P. Bundy

    Affiliation: Human Development Division, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Published: April 16, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000223

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Standards in Epi 6.1

Posted by mikegolden on 25 Jun 2008 at 13:17 GMT

EPI 6.1 statistical software was used to calculate the weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height z-scores, which compare the study children to the nutritional standards of the World Health Organization
http://plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0000223#article1.body1.sec2.sec2.p1

Epi 6.1 calculates Z-scores based upon the NCHS standards. These are not the same as the WHO(2005) standards which are substantially different, particularly for the younger child. The new standards are available from WHO (Anthro) and can be easily calculated using SMART software ENA (at www.nutrisurvey.net)