Field Guide on Rapid Nutritional Assessment in Emergencies
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Jan 1, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 60 pages
A spiral-bound guide describing a simple step-by-step procedure for carrying out a rapid survey of nutritional status in emergency situations in Eastern Mediterranean countries, where natural and man-made disasters have been common.
Emphasis is placed on the steps required to make quick but reliable estimates as a basis for subsequent action. Throughout, checklists, model forms, reference charts, and tables are used to facilitate rapid data collection in emergency situations. Decisions concerning the recommended minimum sample size, survey participants, and the level of analysis needed were made with the goal of striking a balance between the methodologically appropriate and the logistically feasible. The recommended method is based on simple anthropometric data and limited to children of preschool age. The result is a series of steps, appropriate to field conditions that can be followed by individuals with little statistical or epidemiological training and can produce the essential data needed for immediate decisions and interventions. The guide has eight chapters, moving stepwise from selection of the survey subjects, and sample through collection of data on weight-for-height to the recording analysis and interpretation of results. Further practical guidance in provided in a series of eight annexes, which include examples of systematic and cluster sampling, the CDC/WHO normalized reference table of weight-for-height, mean Z-scores, and corresponding prevalences below -2 Z scores, a list of equipment, and advice on using Epi-Info software for data analysis.
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30 clusters 450 children 59 months ANTHROPOMETRIC DATA Assessment in Emergencies assessment of nutritional calculated prevalence Chapter child chosen cluster sampling cut-off point data analysis data entry data sheet Diarrhoea distribution Eastern Mediterranean Region eligible children emro examined example family grouping Field Guide Guide on Rapid Ht for age length malnourished children malnutrition mean height mean Z-score measured lying months of age months to 100 number of children number of households Nutritional Emergencies nutritional status obtain prevalence of oedema random number rapid assessment Rapid Nutritional Assessment record reference population reference weight sample size sampling interval sampling method sampling universe screen severely malnourished standard deviation starting point status in emergencies stratified sampling survey results survey team systematic random sampling SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING table in Annex total number total population UNHCR UNICEF visited weighing pants weighing scale weight-for weight-for-height Z-score Wf H World Health Organization Z-score 3 Z-score