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Assessment of maturity by clinical examination of the Tanzanian newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  906077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One-thousand single live-born infants were examined and 111 were found to have low birthweight (2500 g or less). Assessment of maturity was made by using physical and neurological criteria without knowledge of when the last menstrual period occurred. The incidence of prematurity among all single live births was 4.5% by physical and 4.9% by neurological criteria and among low birthweight babies it was 40.6% and 44.2% respectively. Both the criteria were found to be equally reliable but physical signs are recommended for routine clinical use because of their simplicity.
M Singh; B M Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical and geographical medicine     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0041-3232     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Geogr Med     Publication Date:  1977 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376231     Medline TA:  Trop Geogr Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn*
Physical Examination*

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