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Assessment of the PROBIT approach for estimating the prevalence of global, moderate and severe acute malnutrition from population surveys.

Authors
  • Dale, Nancy M
  • Myatt, Mark
  • Prudhon, Claudine
  • Briend, André
Type
Published Article
Journal
Public Health Nutrition
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
May 01, 2013
Volume
16
Issue
5
Pages
858–863
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980012003345
PMID: 23174145
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The classical method is preferred for estimating acute malnutrition prevalence from large sample surveys. The PROBIT method may be useful in sentinel-site surveillance systems with small sample sizes.

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