An Observation on the Bias in Clinic-based Estimates of Malnutrition Rates
Technical Department, Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office, World Bank, 1991 - Jamaica - Desnutricion - 12 pages
The bias in clinic- based estimates of malnutrition rates is large and variable in this sample.
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amount of bias April 1991 April attend clinics Ballantyne Bela Balassa bias in clinic-based Botswana child health clinic Children 0-35 Months children weighed children with weights Clinic and Survey clinic attenders clinic data underestimated clinic-based data combined moderate Comparative Literature comparison confidence interval countries data underestimated malnutrition degree of underestimate direction of bias estimates of malnutrition External Affairs factors go to clinics Gomez Standard Grade Grade Grosh health care system household survey data Jamaica less Macroeconomics Malnourished children malnutrition as defined March 1991 March March 1991 Sector Maria Jackson MCSR Moderate and Severe Normal children number of children nutritional status overestimated Paper Series patterns of health percent of children Policy primary private health public health public system random sample reference standard rich children Salvador sample of children Survey Estimate Survey of Living survey-based estimate surveys and clinics Swaziland Table vaccination WDR Office weighed and measured weight for age World Bank