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MUAC tape- Mid upper arm circumference tape

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The MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) bracelet is a durable, sterilizable bracelet that is wrapped around a child's arm to determine malnourishment severity and appropriate treatment plan. This tri-color single slotted measuring tape is wrapped around the upper arm and threaded through the slot to determine the circumference of the child's upper arm. Red signifies severe malnourishment. (0 – 26 cm X 0.1 cm) This bracelet is sturdy, and wipeable to sterilize, made of bendable polyethylene.

Version for Pregnant women/Adolescents

This tri-color single slotted measuring tape is wrapped around the upper arm and threaded through the slot to determine the circumference of the pregnant women's upper arm. The mid upper arm circumference has been shown to correlate well with Body Mass Index (BMI) and the MUAC does not change much over the course of a pregnancy.

THE PROBLEM

Globally, 6.2% of children are malnourished, defined as "children under age 5 whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months."  World Health Statistics 2012

World Bank-generated maps of childhood malnutrition.  Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5)

THE EVIDENCE

WHO child growth standards and the identification of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children: A Joint Statement by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund

Childhood anemia and vitamin A deficiency in rural Bangladesh.  The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health July 2006

Circumference Growth Charts for Community Level Workers with Little or No Formal Schooling. J Trop Pediatr (1982) 28 (2): 62-68.

TO ORDER

Please send us an email if you are interested:  orders@maternova.net.

  • The price quoted is for a single package, but if you buy 50 or more, 100 or more the price drops.

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