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.
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