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Social Indicators of Human Nutrition: Measures of Nutritional Status

Susan Evers and Wm. Alex McIntosh
Social Indicators Research
Vol. 4, No. 2 (May, 1977), pp. 185-205
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27521820
Page Count: 21
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Abstract

The social indicators movement has neglected indicators of nutritional status. This report presents a discussion of the problems of validity, reliability and precision that plague current measures of nutritional status. Additional concerns for technically feasible and economically sound field methods are also expressed. The advantages of the various indicators are outlined. Indicators to measure the distribution of nutritional status across subgroups are presented. Further researcher is suggested.

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