Anthropometric Methods

Human Nutrition 3(3+0)
Lesson 47 : Assessment of Nutritional Status

Anthropometric Methods

  • Anthropometry is the measurement of body height, weight & proportions.
  • It is an essential component of clinical examination of infants, children & pregnant women.
  • It is used to evaluate both under & over nutrition.
  • The measured values reflect the current nutritional status but do not help to differentiate between acute & chronic changes.

Anthropometry for children

Nutritional Indices in Adults

Advantages of Anthropometry

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