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Designing the new UK-WHO growth charts to enhance assessment of growth around birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21398325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The decision to adopt the new WHO standard in the UK necessitated substantial changes to the neonatal section of the chart, including separation of the preterm UK birth weight reference from the WHO standard. The evidence-based design process has led to several novel features that could be generally applied in other chart designs, and revealed uncertainties leading to inconsistencies in charting. Failing to plot the birth weight of term infants at age 0 can lead to spurious centile crossing in the early weeks of life, particularly among infants at the extreme of gestation. Users will need training to use the charts, but this should improve overall understanding and the use of charts.
Tim J Cole; Charlotte M Wright; Anthony F Williams;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-03-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  97     ISSN:  1468-2052     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-18     Completed Date:  2012-06-19     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F219-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anthropometry / methods
Birth Weight / physiology
Child Development / physiology
Evidence-Based Medicine / methods
Gestational Age
Great Britain
Growth Charts*
Infant, Newborn / growth & development*
Infant, Premature / growth & development
Weight Gain / physiology
World Health Organization
Grant Support
G0700961//Medical Research Council; G0700961//Medical Research Council; G0700961(82436)//Medical Research Council; //Department of Health

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