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Workshop: Anthropometry

November 16th till 21st, 2015 in Vientiane, Lao PDR

During this week a workshop with participants from Thailand, Lao PDR and Vietnam is conducted. A mixture of theoretical background, interactive group work, practical training and e-Learning will provide the participants with a lot of new knowledge about the following specific topics: 

  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • 24 hour Recall

Theoretical background

Here you can find all the publications we used to prepare the theoretical background of the workshop and some further information and links.

Publications used to prepare presentations for theoretical background: 

Anthropometric Assessment:

  • S. Ayatollahi: Reference charts for arm, chest and head circumferences of south Iranian infants; Download
  • S. Anand et al: What accounts for ethnic differences in newborn skinfold thickness comparing South Asians and White Caucasians? Findings from the START and FAMILY Birth Cohorts; Download
  • J. Durnin and M. Rahaman: The assessment of the amount of fat in the human body from measurements of skinfold thickness; Download
  • F. Wang et al: Waist circumference, body mass index and waist to hip ratio for prediction of the metabolic syndrome in Chinese; Download
  • C. Cheng et al: Waist-to-hip ratio is a better anthropometric index than body mass index for predicting the risk of type 2 diabetes in Taiwanese population; Download
  • D. Frankenfield et al: Limits of body mass index to detect obesity and predict body composition; Download
  • Y. Wang and H. Chen: Use of percentiles and Z-scores in Anthropometry; Download

Dietary Assessment:

  • A. Nurul-Fadhilah et al: Validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for dietary assessment in Malay adolescents in Malaysia; Download
  • D. Bhakta et al: A semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire is a valid indicator of the usual intake of phytoestrogens by South Asian women in the UK relative to multiple 24-h dietary recalls and multiple plasma samples; Download
  • C. Kramer and S. Allen: Malnutrition in developing countries; Download
  • Mother and Child Nutrition in the Tropics and Subtropics; Chapter 7: Protein-energy malnutrition; Download
  • H. Van Loon et al: Screening for marasmus: a discriminant analysis as a guide to choose the anthropometric variables; Download
  • J. Waterlow: Protein-energy malnutrition: the nature and extent of the problem; Download

Further interesting publications and information:

  • World Hunger Map, 2015: Download
  • N. Lipoeto: Food consumption patterns and nutrition transition in South-East Asia; Download
  • Laos Social Indicator Survey: Nutrition Profile Laos; Download
  • Global Nutrition Report: Nutrition Profile Thailand; Download
  • FAO: Nutrition Profile Vietnam; Download

Links to WHO websites:

  • Description of growth indicators: Link
  • How to use Z-scores: Link
  • Cut-off points: Link
  • Growth charts: Links