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Chest and mid-arm circumferences: identification of low birth weight newborns in Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7723127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study was performed to find out which anthropometric measurement(s) could efficiently be substituted for weight to detect neonates with low birth weight at birth. A total of 874 neonates, between 32 and 43 weeks of gestational age were measured within 24 h of birth to interpret the validity of anthropometric measurements. Low birth weight was observed in 10 per cent of the neonates. The study showed a significant correlation (P < 0.001) between chest circumference, mid-arm circumference, head circumference, length, and birth weight. However, the correlation was maximum for chest circumference (r = 0.855) and mid-arm circumference (r = 0.791). A chest circumference of < 30 cm and a mid-arm circumference of < 9 cm had the best sensitivity and specificity for identifying neonates with a birth weight of < 2500 g. Chest circumference and/or mid-arm circumference can be used as simple and reliable indicators for predicting low birth weight whenever weighing of newborns is not feasible.
A E Arisoy; G Sarman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-22     Completed Date:  1995-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Body Height
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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