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Table 1 classification of composite index of anthropometric failure (CIAF)*

From: Effect of nutritional education on anthropometric deficits among pre-school aged children in south West Ethiopia: quasi-experimental study

Group Description Stunting Wasting Underweight
A No failure No No No
B Wasting only No Yes No
C Wasting and underweight No Yes Yes
D Stunting, wasting and underweight Yes Yes Yes
E Stunting and underweight Yes No Yes
F Stunting only Yes No No
Y Underweight only No No Yes
  1. *adapted from Nandy et al., 2005