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This article discusses anthropometric assessment in school-aged children and adolescents. Despite increased recognition of the importance of school-age and adolescent nutrition, ambiguity and variation in how practitioners define anthropometric status affects our understanding global and national prevalence rates and our ability to compare them across settings, and understand trends. The author calls for more data and standardization of anthropometric indicators to aid efforts in nutrition programming, policies, and guidelines for this population.

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Adolescent location:
Both urban and rural
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All age groups
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