Examining the accuracy of the New Zealand B4 School Check universal health service anthropometric measurements of children
posted by Research Admin 1 on 2019-02-07 11:54:42.006
Year of Publication
The New Zealand Medical Journal, 1 February, 2019, Vol 132(1489)
Journal article (peer reviewed)
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.
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