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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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GONZALEZ CORONA, Enrique. Growth monitoring:: a proposal related to health carnet. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2009, vol.81, n.4, pp. 110-129. ISSN 1561-3119.

Again, it is established the significance of the growth monitoring in children aged under 5 by means of cards or carnets having age-weight charts like a useful tool that in parents hands and used by primary care staff, allow to achieve an optimal growth and a nutritional status of children small at ages of more risk of infectious and nutritional diseases. Authors propose some options of carnets suited to our features and charts are described and its different parts include: identity data, perinatal backgrounds, current preventive immunizations, dietary guiding, psychomotor development and relation of risk factors requiring special measures. Significance of height curve direction of child to assessment and decision-making in face of abnormal deviations is emphasized.

Palabras clave : Growth monitoring; malnutrition prevention; infantile health carnet.

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