Volume of household measures: A matter of concern

Cesar G. Victora, Victor Hugo Coelho

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One-hundred middle-class homes in the city of Pelotas were visited in order to measure the volumes of teaspoons, dessertspoons and tablespoons. The data obtained show that spoons are consistently smaller than expected from reading medical textbooks. The importance of these findings to careful prescribing are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biotechnology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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