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Nutrition And Nutritional Disorders

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The following statement about Gomez classification is false - (AIIMS Nov 2014)



A Based on height retardation

B Based on 50'h centile Boston standards

C Between 75 and 89% implies mild malnutrition

D This classification has prognostic value for hospitalization of children

Ans. A

Based on height retardation

Gomez classification is a classification system to assess Protein Energy malnutrition or PEM

a. It is based on weight retardation (not on height retardation.)

b. The child on the basis of his/her weight is compared with a onormal' child of the same age.

c. The 'normal' reference child is the 50th centile of the Boston standards

Weight for age (%)

Weight of child

Weight of normal child of same age

90-110% :

Normal Nutritional status

75-89% :

Mild Malnutrition (1st degree)

60-74% :

Moderate malnutrition (2nd degree)

Under 60% :

Server malnutrition (3rd degree)

Classification is easy to compute as weight is widely recorded parameter.

Classification has prognostic value for hospitalized patients (This is because the cut off values were set during a study of risk of death based on weight for age at admission to a hospital unit)

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