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.
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)
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