Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM)

Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) refers to low weight-for-length/height, defined as between two (2) and three (3) Standard Deviations (SD) below the median (←2 up to -3 SD) of the WHO growth standards or a Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) measurement of less than one hundred twenty-five millimeters (<125mm) and greater than or equal to one hundred fifteen millimeters (>115mm). Cf. acute undernutrition, severe acute malnutrition, stunting. (Sec. 6(i), R.A. No. 11148)