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    Indices for assessing nutritional status at birth

    Dear Editor:

    I read with interest the article by Raynor and Rudolf[1] comparing the anthropometric indices of failure to thrive. In the same context, I would like to share the findings of our study which was done to compare the indices used for assessing nutritional status at birth. The indices used were the birth weight, Ponderal index and the CANSCORE (Clinical assessment of nutritional score).

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    Anthropometry and Failure to Thrive

    Dear Editor:

    Did Raynor and Rudolf[1] look at height or head circumference as anthropometric predictors of developmental, dietary and eating problems? They measured height in order to calculate the Waterlow method of classifying wasting, and head circumference is easier to measure accurately in the field. Waterlow’s 1973 contribution[2] was to divide the weight-for-age deficits classified by Gomez et al in 1956...

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