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Generating expected growth curves and Z-scores for premature infants.
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PMID:  20237488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To establish a standard for expected growth of premature infants and generate Z-scores based on the standard.
STUDY DESIGN: Multiple regression and analysis of variance were used to evaluate whether the 10th, 50th, and 90th percentiles of birth weight, head circumference, and length from other studies were statistically different from the percentiles from Riddle. Z-scores were generated from the 10th, 50th, and 90th percentiles.
RESULT: The growth charts from Mead-Johnson, Babson, Williams, Alexander, Usher, Yudkin, and Fenton were not coincident with the values reported by Riddle. The percentiles reported by Thomas were statistically coincident with the percentiles reported by Riddle.
CONCLUSION: The regression equations for the 10th, 50th, and 90th percentile for weight, head circumference, and length provide expected growth of premature infants. The equations can be used to generate expected growth curves and Z-scores for weight, head circumference, and length of premature infants.
W R Riddle; S C DonLevy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  741-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-2675, USA.
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