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Math. Comput. Appl. 1998, 3(3), 169-175;

Pediatric Nutritional Requirements Determination with Neural Networks

University of Qafqaz, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Neriman Nerimanov pr., 103, Baku, Azerbaijan
University of Dicle, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Diyarbakır, Turkey
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Published: 1 December 1998
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To calculate daily nutritional requirements of children, a computer program has been developed based upon neural network. Three parameters, daily protein, energy and water requirements, were calculated through trained artificial neural networks using a database of 312 children The results were compared with those of calculated from dietary requirements tables of World Health Organisation. No significant difference was found between two calculations. In conclusion, a simple neural network may assist physicians in the determination of daily nutritional requirements.
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Karlık, B.; Ece, A. Pediatric Nutritional Requirements Determination with Neural Networks. Math. Comput. Appl. 1998, 3, 169-175.

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