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Anthropometric measures are simple and accurate paediatric weight-prediction proxies in resource-poor settings with a high HIV prevalence
  1. Kyly C Whitfield1,
  2. Roberta Wozniak1,
  3. Mia Pradinuk2,
  4. Crystal D Karakochuk1,
  5. Gabriel Anabwani3,
  6. Zachary Daly1,
  7. Stuart M MacLeod2,
  8. Charles P Larson2,
  9. Timothy J Green1,4
  1. 1Food, Nutrition and Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  3. 3Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence, Gaborone, Botswana
  4. 4South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and the Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tim J Green, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and the Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, PO Box 11060, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia; tim.green{at}sahmri.com

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  • Contributors Study protocol was developed by RW, MP, GA, SMM, CPL and TJG. Data collection was facilitated by GA, SMM and CPL and conducted by RW and MP. Data analysis was completed by KCW, RW, CDK, ZD and TJG. KCW and RW prepared the initial manuscript under the supervision of TJG and all authors reviewed and revised this work.

  • Funding This work was supported by the BC Children's Hospital Centre for International Child Health and the University of British Columbia Vitamin Research Fund.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval University of British Columbia/Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia Research Ethics Board and the Health Research Development Committee of the Botswana Ministry of Health.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors Study protocol was developed by RW, MP, GA, SMM, CPL and TJG. Data collection was facilitated by GA, SMM and CPL and conducted by RW and MP. Data analysis was completed by KCW, RW, CDK, ZD and TJG. KCW and RW prepared the initial manuscript under the supervision of TJG and all authors reviewed and revised this work.

  • Funding This work was supported by the BC Children's Hospital Centre for International Child Health and the University of British Columbia Vitamin Research Fund.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval University of British Columbia/Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia Research Ethics Board and the Health Research Development Committee of the Botswana Ministry of Health.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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