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Figure 1: Baseline distribution of undernourished children identified using WHO growth charts in a selected urban area of Puducherry, South India (n = 366). Six children suffered from both stunting and wasting, () – this percentage is out of total children, that is, 366; {} – -this percentage is out of total undernourished children, that is, 58; [] – this percentage is out of total children with stunting or wasting. If weight-for-age and BMI-for-age growth charts are both used, the additional yield of detecting more children with undernourishment would be 14 × 100/(35 + 14) = 28.6%. If weight-for-age and height-for-age growth charts are both used, the additional yield of detecting more children with undernourishment would be 9 × 100/(35 + 9) = 20.4%. If weight-for-age, BMI-for-age, and height-for-age growth charts are all used, the additional yield of detecting more children with undernourishment would be (14 + 9) × 100/(35 + 14 + 9) = 39.7%

Figure 1: Baseline distribution of undernourished children identified using WHO growth charts in a selected urban area of Puducherry, South India (<i>n</i> = 366). Six children suffered from both stunting and wasting, () – this percentage is out of total children, that is, 366; {} – -this percentage is out of total undernourished children, that is, 58; [] – this percentage is out of total children with stunting or wasting. If weight-for-age and BMI-for-age growth charts are both used, the additional yield of detecting more children with undernourishment would be 14 × 100/(35 + 14) = 28.6%. If weight-for-age and height-for-age growth charts are both used, the additional yield of detecting more children with undernourishment would be 9 × 100/(35 + 9) = 20.4%. If weight-for-age, BMI-for-age, and height-for-age growth charts are all used, the additional yield of detecting more children with undernourishment would be (14 + 9) × 100/(35 + 14 + 9) = 39.7%