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Anthopometry is the measurement of the human body, typically used to assess nutritional well-being and outcomes such as stunting and wasting.  
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== Guidelines ==
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Anthropometric measurements include: weight (including birth weight), height/length, knee height (a proxy for height), mid-upper arm circumference, head circumference, waist circumference, and calf circumference. These can be used to calculate indices to identify low birth weight, stunting, wasting, BMI, head circumference for age, and acute malnutrition.
  
 
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[https://www.fantaproject.org FANTA], Food And Nutrition Technical Assistance project of USAID, developed a detailed [[https://www.fantaproject.org/tools/anthropometry-guide Guide to Anthropometry], including an [https://www.fantaproject.org/sites/default/files/resources/MODULE-1-FANTA-Anthropometry-Guide-May2018.pdf overview of types of anthropometric data]; details and classifications for [https://www.fantaproject.org/sites/default/files/resources/MODULE-2-FANTA-Anthropometry-Guide-May2018.pdf children from 0-5], [https://www.fantaproject.org/sites/default/files/resources/MODULE-3-FANTA-Anthropometry-Guide-May2018.pdf youth from 5-19], [https://www.fantaproject.org/sites/default/files/resources/MODULE-4-FANTA-Anthropometry-Guide-May2018.pdf pregnant and postpartum women and girls], and [https://www.fantaproject.org/sites/default/files/resources/MODULE-5-FANTA-Anthropometry-Guide-May2018.pdf adults 18 years and older]; and [https://www.fantaproject.org/sites/default/files/resources/MODULE-6-FANTA-Anthropometry-Guide-May2018.pdf measurement protocols and equipment guidance].
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[https://www.fantaproject.org/tools/anthropometry-guide FANTA Guide to Anthropometry]

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Anthopometry is the measurement of the human body, typically used to assess nutritional well-being and outcomes such as stunting and wasting.

Guidelines

Anthropometric measurements include: weight (including birth weight), height/length, knee height (a proxy for height), mid-upper arm circumference, head circumference, waist circumference, and calf circumference. These can be used to calculate indices to identify low birth weight, stunting, wasting, BMI, head circumference for age, and acute malnutrition.

FANTA, Food And Nutrition Technical Assistance project of USAID, developed a detailed [Guide to Anthropometry, including an overview of types of anthropometric data; details and classifications for children from 0-5, youth from 5-19, pregnant and postpartum women and girls, and adults 18 years and older; and measurement protocols and equipment guidance.

Back to Parent

This article is part of the topic Primary Data Collection


Additional Resources

FANTA Guide to Anthropometry