Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Factors Associated with Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections among Young Population in Northeast Brazil

Table 2

Cut-off point criteria for nutritional status and hematological parameters according to age, for the evaluation of a sample of people aged 0 to 15 years in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.

Anthropometric indices and hematological parametersReference

Nutritional status (H/A)
ClassificationVery low height for age Low height for ageAdequate height for age [14, 15]
Score < −3−3 ≤ < −2 ≥ −1

Nutritional status (BMI/A)
ClassificationMalnourishedRiskEutrophyOverweightObese [14, 15]
Score < –2−2 ≤ < −1−1 ≤ ≤ 11 < ≤ 2

Hemoglobin
Age6–59 months5–11 years12–15 years≥15 years [17]
Cut-off (g/dL)<11.0<11.5<12.013.0

Ferritin
Age<5 years≥6 years [17]
Cut-off (ng/mL)≥12≥15

Serum iron
AgeAge independent [18]
Cut-off <50

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