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Table 1 Inter-observer TEM, %TEM and reliability coefficient by study occasion and anthropometric measure

From: Reliability of anthropometric measures in a longitudinal cohort of patients initiating ART in West Africa

  CV TEM %TEM R
Study A     
Height     
   Day 1 0.05 0.90 0.53 0.98
   Day 2 0.05 1.64 0.98 0.96
Weight     
   Day 1 0.23 0.97 1.37 0.99
   Day 2 0.23 0.30 0.43 0.99
MUAC     
   Day 1 0.17 0.73 2.53 0.98
   Day 2 0.17 0.43 1.48 0.99
TS     
   Day 1 0.64 17.6 83.7 0.00
   Day 2 0.62 4.61 18.8 0.91
WC     
   Day 1 0.14 2.05 2.44 0.97
   Day 2 0.14 2.34 2.78 0.96
Study B     
Height     
   Day 1 0.05 0.53 0.32 0.99
   Day 2 0.05 1.91 1.15 0.95
Weight     
   Day 1 0.20 0.50 0.76 0.99
   Day 2 0.20 0.42 0.62 0.99
MUAC     
   Day 1 0.12 1.30 4.59 0.84
   Day 2 0.10 0.76 2.69 0.93
TS     
   Day 1 0.62 14.3 62.3 0.00
   Day 2 0.59 14.4 58.2 0.00
WC     
   Day 1 0.07 2.29 2.83 0.82
   Day 2 0.06 1.98 2.33 0.86
  1. TEM: Technical error of measurement
  2. CV: Coefficient of variability
  3. MUAC: Mid-upper arm circumference
  4. TS: Triceps skinfold