Moderate acute malnutrition based on MUAC

Moderate acute malnutrition based on MUAC

Prevalence rate (%) children 6-59 months with MUAC less than 125 mm but equal or more than 115 mm

Unit Description: 
Percentage
Numerator: 
Number of children aged 6-59 months that meet the criteria for moderate wasting based on MUAC
Denominator: 
Total number of children aged 6-59 months surveyed
Disaggregation: 
Geographical area, age, sex
General guidance: 
When possible to use representative survey, alternatively - rapid nutrition assessment with smaller number of children can give you a idea of the situation - but these findings from a rapid nutrition assessment - with small numbers of children need to be treated with caution and should NOT be presented as prevalence but as number of children
Guidance on phases: 
Phase I,II; added to surveys Phase III,IV
Phase applicability: 
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
Guidance for pre-crisis/baseline: 
Prevalence easy to derive by subtracting Proportion of severe wasting based on low MUAC from Proportion of wasting based on low MUAC
Data Sources: 
Population-based surveys with representative sampling methods (MICS, DHS, SMART)
Code: 
N-010
Sub-domain: 
N1 Prevention and Management of Acute Malnutrition
Unit of Measurement: 
Individual
Key indicator: 
Yes
Types: 
Baseline
Outcome
Indicator used for response monitoring ?: 
Yes
Standards: 
Sphere: Appendix 4: Measuring acute malnutrition
SPHERE Food security and nutrition chapter
Sphere: Management of acute malnutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies standard 1: Moderate acute malnutrition
Global Clusters: 
Nutrition
Sector cross-tagging: 
F1 Food Assistance
F3 Food Access
F5 Market Access
F7 Utilization
H2 Child health
H4.2 Maternal and newborn care
W1 Hygiene Promotion
W2 Water Supply
W3 Excreta Disposal
W4 Vector Control
W7 Aggravating Factors