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Examining the accuracy of the New Zealand B4 School Check universal health service anthropometric measurements of children

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 7 February 2019


Burt Hatch
Andrew R. Gray
Rachael W. Taylor
Maha Hanna
Anne-Louise M. Heath
Julie Lawrence
Rachel Sayers
Barry J. Taylor

Year of Publication



The New Zealand Medical Journal, 1 February, 2019, Vol 132(1489)

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



A comparison of the data collected about children's weight measurement in the New Zealand B4 School Check assessment service with that collected as part of a study conducted by WHO using research-grade anthropometric data. It was revealed that the B4 School Check tended to overestimate children's weight oon cold days, due to extra clothing worn, and recommends this be adressed in future measurement practices.

Type of Study

Comparative study

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